My Quaker has figured out how to escape her cage by lifting up the latch from the inside.
I thought I had the solution by tying a string from the outside and keeping the latch down.
Now I am more concerned because the last few days she has been desperately trying to lift the tied down latch with no luck. In doing so, I have noticed a hairline crack across her lower beak. I hope this is not something that hurts her or I need to see a vet? It really bums me out and I don't know what to do
Is your QP showing any signs that her beak is bothering her? Beaks are sensitive and if there is an injury to the beak and it is hurting, a parrot might show a reluctance to eat anything but soft foods. With an injured beak, a parrot might also be reluctant to use the beak when climbing. Beaks do chip and peel through normal wear and tear, and a shallow surface crack in the beak probably isn't a problem. A deeper crack could be troublesome and would require a vet visit. If you're in doubt, then a vet visit would be a good idea just to rule out any serious problem.