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Scariest beak to trim!

I've never coped (talon and beak trimming and reshaping) any of my own raptors. I have a very good friend who comes and does it for me. Usually he casts the bird and trims them at the same time but because I wanted to learn I took part. I held Chalkie for him, and held his beak open etc to do the sides of his beak. The poor guy got chomped BAD! I've never been bitten by a Harris hawk but it doesn't look like fun I filed the sides down and reshaped the tip. I also got to trim his talons. I just blunt the ends a bit so he wont puncture his feet. Gotta admit, I still don't think I'm overly comfortable doing it, but I do know how! Maybe next time I'll be okay

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We left more of the length on that we usually do as being as it was the first one he'd had in a while because he's been living loose and we didn't want to take more off. I'll file it a little more in a few weeks
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OWWWW! THAT would hurt! The beak looks nice though!


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Thanks! I would MUCH rather be bitten by a raptor than a parrot

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I wudnt wana b bitten by either one lol but he's looking sharp (like his beak get it) hahaha .... I know lame lol

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I have made worst jokes. Check out my thread called Echo's beauty tips

Thanks though. I've been bitten on occasion by falcons and stuff and it's more how much pressure they put on. Owls are a different story. As are parrots!

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Aww that cud b cool to own a snow owl like Harry potter I'd name her hedwig tehe the inner nerd comes out

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Oh jeez, I would be afraid of doing that! Scary.



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I worked with three! A very cross breeding pair and a male called Moss. They're almost three times heavier than Chalkie!

But yup haha!

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Looks great. I'm sure you won't have any problem doing it Daisy .
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Thank you!

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Aww that cud b cool to own a snow owl like Harry potter I'd name her hedwig tehe the inner nerd comes out

AHHH! I love Harry Potter! I'm rereading the series right now.



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