|Rhett's overgrown beak.|
|Another view of his overgrown beak, like a fish hook.|
|He didn't struggle or complain at being handled.|
|Maybe because he's old and wise, he held perfectly still. |
Although notice that his head is held securely between two fingers.
Overgrown portions are much like fingernails and can be clipped away. Occasionally, they will pop off by themselves. Obviously Rhett’s didn’t do that and, since it had become very long, I needed to step in. By the way, if you accidentally trim a beak too closely…Heaven forbid…you can stop the bleeding with a little cornstarch.
|The trimmed portion of the beak.|
|It's a half inch long!|
He was willing to stay with me as long as I was willing to hold him. He even let me transfer him from one hand to the other. Cherry, in back, has a beak longer than it should be too...not as long as his was though.