Hello, I am new here and I have a question about my 5 month old Timneh. It's his beak, there is a small red round mark on the front of his beak, they place I got him from said it was there when they got the baby and that it's probably a birthmark. I don't trust these people and I wanted to ask if anyone know what it is, this is the best pic I got of it. By the way it is smooth. My guess is he fell down and chipped it but what worries me is that its still a reddish color, could it be a chip or a blood vessel and will it grow out in a few years? Please reply me, thank you.
That may just be an old injury (falling, etc.). I think it will grow out a lot faster than a few years. It will probably just take a few months. Maui had a funny piece of her beak sticking out that worried me. She didn't trim it off like the rest of her beak. It only took 2 months before it grew out and disappeared. You shouldn't worry about the mark. It is probably doesn't hurt him at all and since the new beak growth doesn't have it, then it shouldn't be any sort of long term problem.