In some cases, baby birds are prone to develop beak abnormalities irrespective of their species. Likewise, baby Macaw also faces abnormal beak growth or development. Either the lower or upper beak grows too long and this condition is termed scissor beak. Basically, it is caused due to a lateral deviation of the lower and upper beaks and parrot underbite (mandibular prognathism). This is a condition in which the tip of the rhinotheca will rest on the interior of the gnatotheca. It is a condition caused by genetics. Also, nutritional deficiencies that happen during development can also result in this condition.
Usually, the beak growth and development abnormalities faced by baby Macaw in Chennai
can be resolved with dental appliances that function like human braces. These appliances will straighten the beaks also rectify the bites.
Does Macaw parrot in Chennai get affected by cancer?
If you thought only humans get cancer, then you are wrong. Well, even animals and birds get affected by cancer and the Macaw parrot is not let alone. Birds develop cancer usually on the beak, especially melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma. This can be seen by discoloration, erosion, and masses on their beak. If these cancer-related symptoms are spotted at the early stages, then the tumors can be treated by removing it surgically.
But cancer is not the only issue affecting the birds’ beaks. It is common for even baby Macaw parrots or any birds to fight with other birds and injure their beaks. The other reasons that affect the beaks include falling on hard floors or ground, flying into ceiling fans or windows, chewing electric cords, getting trapped between cage grills, etc. Depending on the intensity of these injuries, the beak can be affected ranging from wounds to fractures. Whatever be the injury, the baby Macaw is sure to be in trauma and will need immediate treatment from a qualified veterinarian in Chennai.