How to prevent my bird from having problems with beak and nails

The birds that are usually kept as companion animals (canaries, parakeets, parrots ...) can have problems with beaks and nails due to living in a cage. Those who live freely in the forest wear their nails and their beak naturally, but those who live in captivity often have no reason to do so. It is important that you do not grow too much because this would be a great discomfort and could even make it difficult or impossible to feed them. In .com we tell you how to prevent your bird from having problems with beaks and nails.

Steps to follow:


The birds should have with what to wear their beak and their legs so that they do not grow too much and they pose a problem. In the case of the peak and, especially in parakeets and canaries, different objects are used such as cuttlefish or cuttlefish bones, a calcium stone or other accessories that you can buy in your pet store.


In the same way, when living in cages, our birds will not wear their nails and that can be very uncomfortable. In addition, they can damage us if they land on our hand or they can ruin our furniture in case we leave them loose around the room.


We can choose to cut their nails ourselves with the help of a pair of scissors or nail clippers, but it is a risky option. The best thing is to take our bird to the vet so he can trim his nails.

  • Take your bird to the vet to check if your bird has a beak and too long nails.