So I was still a bit worried about Monty’s beak so brought him to an avian vet earlier. She thinks either he’s not using his cuttlebone enough or that he could possibly be in the very early stages of mites. She isn’t entirely convinced of this but medicated him and Matilda just to be sure. Poor Matilda let out this horrendous caterwaul when she did this, along with trimming her toenails 😭
Both very healthy otherwise, although she says Matilda might not even be a girl which was a surprise as the breeder said she was!
Anyway they’re recovering now after their exciting day. We had to wait in the car for the appointment as the vet was delayed so they had great fun peering out the windows 😄
Even avian vets are not experts in budgies. They may be experts in all things bird, but not the specifics of each particular species. Breeders know more about their own specialty, more often than not.
That’s good to hear, I said similar last night. The guy has 42 years experience with Budgies so I’d be inclined to take his word for it. Also the fact she is so territorial and nibbles everything she sees 😂
It’s a tiny bit better than before, it looks more uniform. Before it looked like it had a jagged layer on it and you could only see the pointed bit at the bottom when he yawned etc. He has started using the cuttlebone though as of the last couple of weeks which is great and I think it’s improving. We thought it might be a deformity but the vet said definitely not 😊