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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-13-2014, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
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I have question regarding nail care...I'm using natural wood & sisal perches. In the past these were adequate to keep my birds nails filed down, but lately it seems like they aren't working so well. I don't really want to resort to trimming the nails, especially on my P'lets since they are so tiny & i'm concerned about potential blood loss if they moved while doing it. I was wondering what type of perches/products everyone is using in their cages in order to keep their birds nails healthy and at a good length. Interesting thing about it is that it's primarily one nail on each foot, but the same toe on each bird which I found odd.
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I used to have a cement perch in my 'Tiel's cage near the bottom and never had issues with long nails. Maybe try that? They are great perches to keep nails and beaks trim.

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I use a wide variety of perches and have cement perches towards the bottom of the cage (they can cause bumblefoot, sores etc. if the bird chooses to sit on them for long periods of time so having them mid-way down to lower down helps a lot with that) and very, very rarely have to trim any nails

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Ok thanks....I'll see if I can pick one up tomorrow.
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I don't like concrete perches or any other perch that is rough all over. In my personal opinion, these ( are best because they trim the nails very well but their soles rest on a smooth surface.
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My linnies have branches from cherry tree and walnut tree.
And I gave them a Hagen Pedi Perch which I put on a place where they use it but don't sit and climb on it all the time.
Janosch's nails don't need trimming at all and Paulchen's need it very seldom.
Bibi, I like your Pedi Perch.
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Speaking of perches, where can I get a cement perch? Are they expensive?
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The cement perch I use is from amazon..brand called living world. Not expensive.

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