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Nail clipping

I clipped Sparkle's nails just a touch two days ago as they looked a bit too long. I found her yesterday to have a bit of trouble hanging on to my shoulder as I move about, and climbing up my leg to my shoulders. The nails are not short by any means, but they are not pointy sharp either any more.
I keep my budgies trimmed this way and they never seem to have an issue but she is not impressed it seems.
So question for all those with bigger birds: do you clip or let them have the talons?

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Every bird needs a clipping, but I would give them pedi perches and stuff

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Yeah new cage is coming in today from Buffalo and then going Xmas shopping for her. Ill get her a pedi perch as well then.

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I clip my budgies and my conure... My parrotlet trims his own...lol my conure also had trouble holding on but has learned to hold onto my collar with one foot...lol
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Well then she's gonna have to figure it out lol

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I have not had to clip any of my guys I have at the moment, but did notice at least one of them may need a clip, when I caught them for weighing.
I have just bought professional clippers from Med supply. Human clippers can cause fracturing of the nail. Bird Nail Clippers are designed for round nails.
I did used to clip Tweety's almost monthly, but that was due to her overgrown nails on her deformed feet. Almost closed hooks when I adopted her.
And I have a friend who has a Tiel that I am working on moving the quick back by clipping every month or so.
From what I understand a lot of people like to clip as they find the birds scratch them.

Don't worry Sparkle will be good in just a few weeks.

I am not to keen on any perch other than natural for them. I take it the pedi perch is the one that only has sand on the sides, not on top!
The ones with total sand or cement can cause sores on the pads of the feet, if the bird stands on them to much.


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Well since clipping of the budgies is a regular thing, I have the proper clippers and she got clipped with them. Her quicks are long but not overly so. Therefore I might just see how long this clipping lasts and see if she needs frequent clips or if I can use the pedi perch. I know that all sand/cement ones are bad. I would never get one that could damage her pads.

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With the pedi perches I put them low down in the cage. If they're high up they will sit on it more which I don't want!

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Daisy do the pedi perches actually do a good job?

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They do keep them blunter, but as I said, I keep them low down in the cage so they hop onto them occasionally, sometimes they may sit there for a few minutes but otherwise they don't bother. Birds almost always choose the highest spot, so if the pedi perch is high up they can get things like bumblefoot

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