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Thanks for the extra information. It's very helpful. Nothing that you have described leads me to believe there is any real problem with the beak. So long as there is no abnormal flaking, or chunks breaking away and so long as his cere stays healthy looking, (no crusty spots, etc.) I'm sure he is fine. Things can happen to cause some color changes, and marks such as you describe that are not serious events. It could be diet related, enviornmental and/or as simple as a hard bump from playing too hard with toy and it manifests as a "bruise" type mark as the beak grows. It sounds like you are doing a very good job with him. Congratulations on that. There are some more things you can try adding to his diet that can make him that much more healthy and possibly extend his life expectancy even more. I'm guessing that when you say "regular" food, you mean seeds. Actually seeds and seed products should not be more than about 30% of a birds entire dailey diet. In addition to what you are giving him, he can also have cooked brown rice, cooked pastas, hard boiled or scrambled eggs, well cooked bean mixes, unseasoned and much more. You didn't say which types of greens he gets but the best for him are kale, mustard, turnip and collard greens and romaine lettuce. No spinach only because it can interfere with his absorption of calcium and no ice berg lettuce, only because it has no nutritional value at all. He can have almost any vegetable that you eat with few exceptions. No raw white potatoes. One handy thing I keep on hand for mine when I'm either to busy to grate up fresh veggies or have none on hand, is a sack of the frozen mixed veggies. Not the kind for soup or stew because there are onions in that mix and he shouldn't have onions. The mix with carrots, limas, corn and green beans is good. I take out a serving, thaw it under hot running water and serve. All my flock just loves them and it's low labor for me. Since they can have almost everything we eat, it's easier to give you a couple links to help you with things they should not have. At his age, you will likely get some resistance to new things in the diet but if you will be persistent and keep offering, he must may give in and accept at least some of them. It can only help him out if he will. I hope all this helps you out and puts your mind at ease over the beak. But if you have any more questions, just let me know. Patricia
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