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  Beak Appetit Natural Parrot Food
Beak Appetit is an all natural cooked bird food made with human quality ingredients.
Beak Appetit Natural Bird Foods are designed and formulated with your bird's nutrition in mind.
Beak Appetit and Critter Cuisine products are NOT affected by the recent pet food contamination recall.
www.beakappetit.com   (505 words)

  
  Beak - Marvel Universe: The definitive online source for Marvel super hero bios.
Beak was a mutant whose bones were light and hollow.
Horribly, Beak was mentally possessed by a Cassandra Nova-controlled Charles Xavier and forced to beat his mentor brutally.
Upon the reversal of this warp Beak lost his mutant powers and is currently living the life of a normal human.
www.marvel.com /universe/Beak   (495 words)

  
  Beak - LoveToKnow 1911
The term is also applied, in classic architecture, to the pendent fillet on the edge of the corona of a cornice, which serves as a drip, and prevents the rain from flowing inwards.
The slang use of "beak" for a magistrate or justice of the peace has not been satisfactorily explained.
Attempts have been made to connect "beak" in this connexion with the Old English beag, a gold torque or collar, worn as a symbol of authority, but this could only be plausible on the assumption that "magistrate" was the earlier significance of the word.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Beak   (195 words)

  
 X-Men Character Bios: Beak
Later, when Xorn was revealed to be Magneto, Beak followed him along with the rest of the "special class." However, when he realized that Magneto was not the nice man he knew as Xorn, and that Magneto wanted to kill humanity, Beak rebelled and was injured by his former teacher.
Beak had little to do on his first few missions, and then was mysteriously replaced by the increasingly belligerent Timebroker, who was really Hyperion from Weapon X, controlling the mental interface from the Panoptichron, a multi-dimensional observation point he had usurped from the aliens who originally started the Exiles.
Beak was placed in a stasis field in the Panoptichron, but later, while Hyperion battled the Exiles, one of the worker aliens freed him to save the multiverse.
www.mutanthigh.com /beak.html   (815 words)

  
  Beak trimming   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Although female chicks are not beak trimmed, it is common to beak trim male chicks so as to lessen the likelihood of aggressive pecking when the birds are older and thus reduce the level of damage during mating.
Beak trimming of older birds causes acute pain at the time of the operation and, in the longer term, chickens suffer chronic pain resulting from neuromas.
Beak trimming is a most undesirable mutilation which should be avoided, if at all possible, and used only if veterinary advice is that the procedure is essential to prevent worse welfare problems of injurious feather pecking and cannibalism.
www.fawc.org.uk /reports/pb3907/broil027.htm   (437 words)

  
 Online Etymology Dictionary
It was decorated with the beaks of ships taken in the first naval victory of the Roman republic, over Antium, in 338 B.C.E., and the word's older sense is "end of a ship's prow," lit.
"beak, muzzle, snout," originally "means of gnawing," instrument noun form of rodere "to gnaw" (see rodent).
The verbal meaning "jab in the rear" (c.1880) is possibly from resemblance of the upturned thumb to a goose's beak.
www.etymonline.com /index.php?search=beak   (1110 words)

  
 Beak Problems / Deformities
Uneven beak wear is often noticeable, especially along the occlusal or biting surfaces of the maxilla and mandible, usually occurring on both surfaces.
Given that normal beak development and growth is dependent upon contact between the tips of the mandible and maxilla, it is obvious that injuries to the tip of either the mandible or maxilla could result in a beak deformity.
The beak's strength is dependent on the particular arrangement conferred by a layer of keratin on a firm bed of bone.
www.avianweb.com /beakdeformities.html   (1280 words)

  
 Beak - Marvel Database
Beak soon discovers that he has become unhinged in time and that his wife Angel and his children cannot see him and fear that he has run off on the family.
Beak is teleported with the Exiles onto their next mission, and Nocture is left behind in his place.
Beak realizes his usefulness to the team was that he was really good at making friends, so using the Crystal Palaces machines, Beak finds two good Hyperion's from other dimensions to battle the evil one.
www.marveldatabase.com /Beak   (1556 words)

  
 Winged Wisdom Pet Bird Magazine - The Amazing Avian Beak Anatomy and Disorders in Birds
The avian beak is a complex, remarkable organ composed of bone, vascular layers, keratin, dermis and a germinative layer.
The beak is also known as the rostrum and includes the bones of the upper and lower jaws and their horny sheaths.
The upper horny sheath is the maxillary rhamphotheca or rhinotheca (upper beak), while the lower horny sheath is the mandibular rhampotheca or gnatotheca (lower beak).
www.birdsnways.com /wisdom/ww53eiv.htm   (665 words)

  
 beak - Search Results - MSN Encarta
bird beak adaptations, bird beaks, dinosaurs with beaks, fish with beaklike mouths, invertebrates with beaks
Instead of heavy jaws with teeth, modern birds have toothless, lightweight jaws, called beaks or bills.
beak, bill, carina, cockscomb, comb, crest, crop, down, feather, gizzard, gorge, plumage, plume, ruff, tail, talon, web, wing, syrinx
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/search.aspx?q=beak   (164 words)

  
 The Parrot's Incredible Beak
Through a remarkable evolutionary divergence in design, the parrot family was given a beak which can be compared to a set of carpenter's tools (crow bar, wedge, spike, and vise) and a p o w e r f u I group of muscles to work it.
When the beak is used for the purposes intended, such as cracking seed, removing the shell, and for other purposes listed, it serves birds well.
If the tissue beneath the coreum were solid bone, the weight of the beak in a bird as large as a parrot could upset his sense of balance and equilibrium.
www.netpets.com /birds/reference/lafeber/8/incredible_beak.html   (631 words)

  
 Correct beak trimming resolves poultry welfare issue
Beak trimming is estimated to reduce bird deaths from aggressive pecking by 25 per cent.
Beak sensitivity tests revealed that birds trimmed at hatch only, and birds re-trimmed at 14 weeks, showed more head shakes and head shakes per peck when drinking hot water and tended to use less force when pecking at a red disc than non-trimmed birds.
Beak trimming is carried out by experienced operators according to a Code of Practice which states that not more than 3mm of upper and 2.5mm of the lower beak be trimmed in day-old chickens.
www.rirdc.gov.au /pub/shortreps/sr42.htm   (1532 words)

  
 beak
A Quaker's beak is like the human hand in that it is used for a variety of activities that enable them to survive.
Although it is important to set guidelines for your Quaker on appropriate beak use, using commands like "Gentle", it is also important to understand that the beak for your Quaker, is akin to your sense of touch.
Beak trimming should rarely be necessary for the Quaker who is fed the correct diet and supplied with lots of toys.
qp-society.com /qpserc/beak.html   (833 words)

  
 Feathered Family Inc. · Parrot Rescue and Adoption
Parrots beaks are vital to their health and well being, and any problem with the beak can become devastating for the bird quickly.
The beak is normally kept in proper shape by daily use, as in feeding, assistance in movement, and chewing.
This disorder causes the beak to be extremely soft, and is usually found in birds who lack calcium and vitamin D. Chronic nasal infections can easily cause a slight deformity of the beak, usually seen as longitudinal grooves in the upper mandible.
www.featheredfamily.com /beakcare.htm   (564 words)

  
 Your Bird’s Incredible Beak — Hartz.com
Let’s start with how amazing his versatile beak is. You’re probably already familiar with the obvious things like obtaining food, moving it from place to place and how instrumental the beak is in holding, hulling and grinding that food.
For example, the short, straight beak of a canary or finch is ideal for plucking seeds from a stalk or insects from tiny spaces.
The beak structure has a thin horny covering over bone, known as coreum, and is similar to the antler material of wild animals.
www.hartzadvancedcare.com /Birds/ArticlePreview.asp?Animal=4&Article=224&Topic=19   (582 words)

  
 Your Bird’s Incredible Beak — Hartz.com
Let’s start with how amazing his versatile beak is. You’re probably already familiar with the obvious things like obtaining food, moving it from place to place and how instrumental the beak is in holding, hulling and grinding that food.
For example, the short, straight beak of a canary or finch is ideal for plucking seeds from a stalk or insects from tiny spaces.
The beak structure has a thin horny covering over bone, known as coreum, and is similar to the antler material of wild animals.
www.hartz.com /birds/ArticlePreview.asp?Animal=4&Article=224&Topic=19   (582 words)

  
 PROVET HEALTHCARE INFORMATION - Beak Disease
The beak is usually kept in shape by it's daily use in feeding and in assisting movement around the birds environment.
Overgrowth of the beak (usually the upper beak, but sometimes the lower beak) and deformity of the beak are common disorders in pet Budgerigars and Parrots
Whatever the cause of overgrowth or deformity the beak should be trimmed regularly using small scissors and it can be filed down using a small nail file, or sandpaper.
www.provet.co.uk /aol/birds/beakdisease.htm   (357 words)

  
 Teachers' Domain: Bird Beak Gallery
Their beaks, not surprisingly, are very strong and stiff, enabling them to pry open mollusk shells and extract their contents in a matter of seconds.
The flycatcher's beak is long, with a slight hook at the tip and flanked with stiff hairlike feathers, all of which help the flycatcher capture insects on the wing.
The beak of the crossbill is one of the most specialized of all bird beaks.
www.teachersdomain.org /resources/tdc02/sci/life/stru/beakgallery   (625 words)

  
 Beak Information
The beak – otherwise known as the bill or rostrum – is an external anatomical structure which serves as the mouth in some animals.
It is a distinctive feature of birds and, in addition to eating, is used by them for grooming, manipulating objects, killing prey, probing for food, courtship, and feeding their young.
The beak is composed of an upper jaw called the maxilla, and a lower jaw called a mandible.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Beak   (328 words)

  
 Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease (PBFD)
Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease (PBFD) is a contagious, fatal viral disease that affects the beak, feathers, and immune system of birds belonging to the Psittacidae family.
Bare skin is exposed, and the normal feather dust is not found on the body or the beak, where it normally accumulates due to preening.
Brown necrotic areas may be found inside the upper beak, and the beak may elongate, become deformed, and fracture.
www.peteducation.com /article.cfm?cls=15&cat=1829&articleid=2592   (1161 words)

  
 Halfbakery: Woolen Beak-warmers
To protect the beak from cold and other damaging forces, the bird tucks its beak into its feathers or under its wing to sleep.
Since the beak is rich in blood vessels, and has a wide, flat shape with lots of surface area, the warm-blooded bird can lose a lot of heat through the beak.
(Beaks are so sensitive to temperature, that birds use their beaks to check the temperature of their nests, when their eggs are incubating).
www.halfbakery.com /idea/Woolen_20Beak-warmers   (695 words)

  
 The birth of a beak
Today, beak shape is considered "a classical example of evolutionary diversification," writes Cheng-Ming Chuong, M.D., Ph.D., principal investigator on the Science paper and professor of pathology at the Keck School of Medicine, along with his colleagues.
Beaks are actually a collection of "facial prominences," says Chuong, and these prominences grow at varying rates during chick development to "compose a unique beak." But while early chicken beak development has been studied to some degree, little is known about how these shapes are created in the later stages of development.
To shed some light on that question, Chuong and colleagues compared beak development in chickens and ducks: Duck beaks are long and wide, Chuong notes, while chicken beaks are small and have a conical shape.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2004-09/uosc-tbo090104.php   (718 words)

  
 Beak
Barnell "Beak" Bohusk is the name of a fictional character associated with the X-Men and its spinoff the Exiles.
Beak had looked up to Xorn and was happy at first, but when the Magneto imposter started marching humans into crematoriums, Beak rebelled and nearly lost his life as a result.
As a result of the effects of the House of M event, Beak, his wife Angel and their children (except for Tito, which is also the name of Beak's future grandson) have lost their powers and thus, their "hideous" appearence and are now finally able to live happily.
www.sfcrowsnest.com /scifinder/a/Beak_28comics29.php   (942 words)

  
 Wranglers Roost Beak Appetit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Parrot owners have great things to say about Beak Appetit because it is easy to prepare and they make so much food they can't believe it.
The next morning you put Beak Appetit in the nuker for 20-30 sec and your ready to watch your bird stuff itself while you drink your coffee.
Beak Appetit will provide your bird with essential amino acids, vitamin A, trace minerals and essential fatty acids they will not get in a diet of purely pellets or seed.
www.wranglersroost.com /beakappetit.asp   (832 words)

  
 Parrots: Parakeet beak
Beak is maybe twice longer than second parakeet's beak.
Overgrown beaks can be caused by several things, including old injuries, dietary deficiencies, and Knemidocoptes mites.
A vet will be able to diagnose the problem, as well as trim the beak so the bird is able to eat properly.
en.allexperts.com /q/Parrots-1638/Parakeet-beak.htm   (397 words)

  
 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, educational pet bird club, exotic bird rescue and adoption
Beak n Wings, Inc., is a 501 (c) (3) Nonprofit Organization.
Beak n Wings, Inc., shall be to furnish and exchange knowledge and to ensure humane breeding, and / or raising of pet birds, and to introduce the general public to the field of aviculture.....
Beak n Wings, has a lot more places to go, people to meet, birds to help, come in and help us reach those people and birds..
www.beaknwings.org /images   (313 words)

  
 Finch Niche - Finch Information & Articles by Myra - Nail and Beak Trimming/Care
When the beak grows too long the finch eventually loses the ability to eat properly and that leads to a slow death by starvation.
The nails and beak are always growing and, like the feathers, can be a gauge of the long-term health of your finch.
The nails and beak use the same nutrients as the feathers to grow properly.
www.finchniche.com /f-nailbeak.mgi   (1593 words)

  
 BEAK S.A. - Heavy Clay Building Materials
BEAK SA has latest equipment and well-trained personnel so as to be able to produce always and steadily high quality Ceramic Building materials.
Furthermore BEAK SA is the sole producer along with its affiliated companies of products not to be found elsewhere in Greece.
BEAK SA is the sole producer in Greece of the thermo insulating and sound insulating
www.beak.gr /en/firstengl.htm   (162 words)

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