How often should I expect to get my macaws beak trimmed?

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Some macaws go as long as 10-11 months between beak trims but I think instead of scheduling beak trims, it would be a good idea to look at why the beak is becoming overgrown in the first place. It would be worth speaking to your vet about your bird’s nutrition which has a big impact on beak growth and structure, and consider blood tests to make sure there is no abnormality of the internal organs which can affect the beak.

In many cases, beaks become overgrown because birds don’t chew enough and wear the beak down naturally. One thing you can try is to get a piece of soft wood, drill some shallow holes in it and wedge a yummy treat in the hole. Your bird will have to work their way through the wood to get the treat and this should help to keep their beak in good condition. | 01.12.16 @ 10:48
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