Peaches' (lovebird) beak looks like it needs to be trimmed. It's gotten a bit longer, curved and looks like it's developed a crack towards the very end. She's not having any problems eating or anything like that.

She has a cuttlebone. She occasionally scrapes on the cuttlebone but not all that often. I'm taking her to her vet in a few weeks for her shots and a checkup; do they trim beaks?
I never had to think about this with any of my parakeets since they chowed down on their cuttlebones like it was a treat or something which kept their beaks in line.
Thanks,
Jill

I used to have a handle on life...but it broke off.
Peaches' (lovebird) beak looks like it needs to be trimmed. It's gotten a bit longer, curved and looks like it's ... which kept their beaks in line. Thanks, Jill I used to have a handle on life...but it broke off.

I have seen people talk about this here. Some claiming it should be done, others saying never to do it. If you type it into Google you should find many posts on it. I have never done it to any of our birds and the Vet, who is only an Avian Vet has never mentioned anything about it. Since you are going in for a check up I would ask them. It is an Avian Vet you use right? See what they think.

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Peaches' (lovebird) beak looks like it needs to be trimmed. ... used to have a handle on life...but it broke off.

I have seen people talk about this here. Some claiming it should be done, others saying never to do it. ... for a check up I would ask them. It is an Avian Vet you use right? See what they think.

Yep, he's an Avian Vet. I've never had another bird need beak trimming but I'll ask. It is probably just I'm not used to having a lovebird as opposed to parakeets. Thanks Emotion: smile
Jill
Peaches' (lovebird) beak looks like it needs to be trimmed. It's gotten a bit longer, curved and looks like it's ... chowed down on their cuttlebones like it was a treat or something which kept their beaks in line. Thanks, Jill

How's his diet? Most of the birds I've seen who needed beak trims had liver problems from eating seed-only, the few who didn't had beak problems because of a crooked beak or injury to the beak.
Gloria
Peaches' (lovebird) beak looks like it needs to be trimmed. ... having any problems eating or anything like that. Thanks, Jill

How's his diet? Most of the birds I've seen who needed beak trims had liver problems from eating seed-only, the few who didn't had beak problems because of a crooked beak or injury to the beak. Gloria

She eats a pellet diet and gets lots of fresh greens in the form of kale, spinach and cabbage leaves. She adores chomping on carrots and also slices of apples. She gets seed in the form of the occasional millet spray. She hasn't damaged her beak in any way. She's still her usual playful, chirpy self. Probably doesn't need a trim but then I've had parakeets all my life, never a lovebird until 2004.
Jill
She eats a pellet diet and gets lots of fresh greens in the form of kale, spinach and cabbage leaves. ... self. Probably doesn't need a trim but then I've had parakeets all my life, never a lovebird until 2004. Jill

Probably just "Mom syndrome" as I call it. My wife is always finding "something wrong" with our Macaw. He has a scratch here, or this does not "feel" right here, and such. I always say "well if you're really worried make an appointment at the Vet". She seldom will do this, since the bird acts like nothing is wrong. When we have a regularly scheduled appointment I always tell her if you have any questions ask them now. The Vet is always real great about this. Always takes the time to just talk for a while after she is done, and ask how things are going in general with us and the birds. I was really glad we found her, she is great with the birds.
Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. Benjamin Franklin
Hello there Have you tried a calcium perch. These look like a grit block but are coloured and are long perches. They come with a washer and a butterfly screw thing to attach to the side of the cage. You can get them in various thicknesses. My Corlla and the Superb (Barraband) both have them in different sizes.Good luck I think once you start to trim it becomes something you have to continue.
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How's his diet? Most of the birds I've seen who needed beak trims had liver problems from eating seed-only, the few who didn't had beak problems because of a crooked beak or injury to the beak.

"Most of the birds I've seen who needed beak trims had liver problems from eating"- pellets!!!