I have a Fan Tail Pigeon that broke its beak a couple of weeks ago. The damaged part of the beak has fallen off and she has a very short stubby stump of a beak but seems to be eating better now than with the broken beak. My question is - will she grow a new beak or will it remain a stump?
Pet's Gender: Female
Pet's Age: 1
Type of Animal: pigeon
Name of Bird: Fan Tail
Greetings, I am Dr. Pat. I have worked with birds for many years. I will do my best to help you.It probably will remain a stump. If most of the fingernail-like part is missing, what is left is the actual jaw bone. If there is any "cuticle" remaining at the base, a small bit of it may regenerate.If she is able to eat, she will adapt ok. Many birds do fine with no or little beak after an injury, so long as they can feed.If you upload a photo, I might be able to offer a better guess.
I'll take a picture and send it.
25 years as avian-only veterinarian