Sorry for the delay in posts, I worked the last six of seven days! I can't hardly believe that I saw this overgrown beak for the first time this morning!
View from the other side shows lower beak is also overgrown.
With fingernail clippers I trimmed both the upper and lower beak.
Beaks normally constantly grow similar to a hoof with sheets of protein overlying a substantial vascular supply and bone. Beak defects my occur secondary to nutritional deficiencies, high-protein diet, congenital abnormalities and bacterial or fungal infection secondary to trauma.
The texture of the top of the beak looks wrinkled and abnormal so I am going to put some Biodecken fungicide liquid and salve on it.
Even with my busy schedule, I am enjoying the hummingbirds in my back yard. This is a $1 hummingbird feeder from Lowe's that they prefer over the $15 Audubon recommended round ones.
Can you relate to this? Like a hummingbird I am off and running headed to Kansas City for my nephew Lucas's wedding this afternoon!