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Beak Grinding

Beak grinding is a sound produced when a parrot rasps its upper beak against its lower beak.

By Liz Wilson


Sound produced when a parrot rasps its upper beak against its lower beak.


Relaxing behavior that many parrots do prior to falling asleep. Thought by some to be caused by a parrot’s need to keep its continually growing beak ground back, but others find this unlikely.


This is evidence of a comfortable, relaxed parrot and the sound should be enjoyed.

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One time I was running a sausage grinder. It was fun. I made lots of sausage. Also, I have a bird.
Melvin, Burgersburg
Posted: 1/26/2014 7:31:30 PM
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