I have many times tweeted that I’m going out to Sager Animal Hospital for a beak trim. This was because my beak grows too quickly, which usually means a liver disorder. The good news is my liver is not enlarged. Dr. Bill [Sager] ought to know. He prods my liver often enough.
Until last December, only my maxilla — upper beak — grew too long. Dr. Bill trained Dad and Mrs. H. how to do this, but I am not recommending anyone try this at home on your bird. Complications can arise. However, my mandible — lower beak — started growing too long and crooked. Here is a picture, which unfortunately is blurred, but you can see a little bit of the mandible poking up. It kind of looks like something is in my mouth, but that’s my mandible too long.
The good news is with a lot of sculpting of my mandible and maxilla by Dr. Bill, things seem to be calming down. That is my beak is Dad thinks the overgrowth was hormone-based and also due to the cold weather. Who really knows? We are birds; that automatically means we are complicated.