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Question hormones causing beak growth?

i have had leon for 2 years now and he is one of those buggies that you never have to clip his nails because they naturally wear down. recently him and 2 other birds have become very hormonal, leading me to remove both my females from my room. i have gradually noticed that leons nails are getting longer and thicker. before this he got a brown patch on his beak, which didn't seem to affect him and eventually disappeared. now he is getting brown patched on his nails and his beak is growing quite long. it doesn't seem to bother him, but i don't know if i should bring him to the vet to get it trimmed, and if i did, would i have to keep bringing him back? it seems as if the beak and nail growth are connected and i would like to hear your thoughts

this is the brown patch on his beak that came and went

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Beak overgrowth could be caused by a liver issue.
Do his poops look normal? Does he have normal weight?
Natural branches and toys to nibble could help him? Does he like them?
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i hope not! he is in a cage with bobby and bowie and when i clean the cages i don't see any odd poops. i have a lot of natural toys for them and there are the trees that thay can chew on. he's not a huge toy bird, but he has been chewing on a accordion folded piece of paper that i put in the cage.

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Can you post a pic of the tip of his beak? Maybe its about to flake off?
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i can try but right now him, baby bird and Ace have this "love triangle" and they spend all day speeding around the room, fighting for each others love, and hopping around- not a minute to rest! luckily they are all boys, but they are crazy! cheerio and pickle (hens) are "confined" to another room with just a little store-bought gym (Blah!- compared to the trees!). pickle is done sitting on her marbles and so her and cheerio hang out. they still have separate cages though.

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