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Nail Clipping

So now Fred and Kona's (mostly Fred's) nails are getting to where they hurt to pick up! I know you guys are practically experts and have problably done this before. How should I clip their nails? I have a sharp hair salon clipper I use to clip their wings, could I use that? How far should I go up? Any advice much appreciated!


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Are their nails black? If you can see the quick (blood) then clip under that to make sure you don't hit it and end up with blood everywhere. I use specialist clippers for small nails (they're super cheap on Amazon) and I file them if needed

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Yeah they are, would a normal nail clipper people use work?


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I'd rather not my self. Mine are like rounded ones. I will take a pic tomorrow

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I find it easier to file down his nails but thats jus my preference

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I found it easier (after a few attempts at trimming nails) just to buy an appropriately sized sandy perch or concrete perch to do the job for me. I haven't had to trim my parrots' nails since I got them. Best of luck.
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Oh, ok! I think I'll get a sandy or concrete perch. But I think I might just file them quickly, but I don't think the birds will like it!


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Sandy perches also work great for beaks too, all my guys use theirs Also, I do use people clippers on my little guys, but when I had my Severe, the vet did hers for me.



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For me it just depends on the birds. The small birds I use small human nail clippers, because they give me the greatest control. for the larger birds I use what is sold as either cat/bird nail clippers. I also file when needed and have perches.
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