I've noticed Razz has had some scratches on his beak lately. I herd that that can be bad, and sometimes serious. It's not really bad, but I don't want to wait until it's too late to ask if this should be checked out. My mom's camera has been broken so I haven't been able to show any pics. It's not that deep, just a few scratches, but I want to be sure.
All birds scratch their beaks at some stage. Their beaks are similar to our fingernails, if no accidents occur and they look "off" it could be a sign of stress or illness. Birds however, chew everything, rub their beaks on bars of cage or anything they feel like it. Does he have a calcium block? If not you should pick one up and if he's interested in the blocks he'll eat it and get some supplement that way.
I have another question about Razz though. He does this weird hissing noise when he's really mad at me, or when he wants me to leave him alone. It doesn't sound like anything Juniper has ever done before, kind of like a cat's hiss. Am I doing something wrong when this sound occurs?
Okay. So, there's a major difference in the level of work in Razz and Juniper's cage. Juniper is really easy. It doesn't take all that long to get a really good clean/ Razz's cage on the other hand can take me up to 45 minutes, sometimes even an hour. The poop is really hard to get off. It takes a knife and tons of cleaner to get it off. Is there any ways I could use to clean the cage just as effectively, but use a it less elbow grease?
And I noticed Razz's poop is really watery. I've waited a day or two, and it's still like this. Is this bad? What should I do?
I tried this, and it didn't seem to work all that well. I've been giving him more variety since I went to the pet store last to get his wings trimmed. They said he looked a bit underweight from not getting enough variety in his diet.