Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Auckland NZ
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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.
A tribute to my lost ones. RIP.