I don't know anyone with apple trees. Could an animal shelter be of any help at all?
Our local vet doesn't do birds, since everyone in our town seems to own only dogs, cats, cows, and horses. We're kinda in the country, so yeah. My aunt has the sister of my first tiel but I don't know if they clip her wings, or even let her out of the cage. But they do have dogs, so I can kinda see why.
The vet we went to charged $18 for nails. I'm not sure if their beaks are long. I'd have to look. But their nails remind me of eagles, so that kinda gives you an idea of how long they are (just not 5 inches). One of my family members used to trim my cockatiels' wings but then she's three hours away and she'll be here Christmas day.
Walmart sells natural wood perches, so would those work just as well? The oak tree in our yard is right beside the road, and I heard chemicals from cars get on them. The only branches we'd ever reach are the ones hanging down from a large broken part of the tree from the ice storm we had a few years ago.
I could ask again at the vet? But he said concrete perches could help with the budgies but I don't know about that? I do know sandpaper perches are dangerous for their feet, so I'm avoiding them. Is that true about the concrete?
I'll look around and see if there's anyone that can help us. I doubt there is but maybe I'll get lucky.