Scissor Beak Gouldian - What to do?

Is your finch sick or not well? Find out why.
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Stavros99
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08 Feb 2019, 09:18

I am just getting into breeding this last two years,
One of my chicks, now about 14 months old and colored up nicely has a scissor beak,

What do beeders do with them, I cant breed him, I cant sell him,
I have not tried the petshop yet but I suspect they will reject him, although he is a nice red head.

No doubt some would euthanise, I would never, i heard you can file the beak but mine is easily 1-2mm out at the end so seems impossible that i oculd fix by filing daily without eventually hurtinghim.

He is feeding fine, do I just need to have a separate cage so he can live out his life without breeding? even that is cruel.
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Tiaris
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08 Feb 2019, 12:26

Carefully trimming with nail clippers or nail scissors could help him better than filing.

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