A happy bird is a healthy bird, and this includes the beak and claws.
Here are some tips on checking your bird’s beak and claws to make sure they’re in prime condition:
- Check your bird’s beak daily for signs of overgrowth, discoloration, or cracks. If any of these signs are present, consult your veterinarian to determine any underlying causes and to obtain proper care instructions. Provide your bird with plenty of chewing toys made from various materials such as rope, plastic, or wood. A cuttlebone is a necessity for many breeds, as it provides minerals and contributes to a healthy beak. A sturdy, properly sized cage is also important, because it will reduce the chance of your bird chewing through the bars.
- A bird’s claws are much like human fingernails in that they often grow quickly. If they become overgrown, they can curl around and cause problems in perching or become infected. However, a variety of perches in different abrasive-type materials can prevent this, in addition to manual trimming. If you’re wary of trimming your bird’s claws yourself, consult with your vet for a reputable bird groomer.
At Pet Supermarket, we have everything you’ll need to create the perfect avian habitat for your bird. We carry a large selection of cages in every size, perches, cuttlebones, and grooming aids. Stop in today for everything you’ll need for a happy, healthy bird.