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Do you not have to sign paperwork for them to put your bird under anaestethic?
Over here you have to sign a consent form, they can not do it without.
The only bird of mine put under just for his beak and nails was Rocky, and that was after he took a chunk out the vets hand as it was a male vet as he hates men.
My Hahns had theirs done awake (though I didn't ask for nail trims!) and I always insist blood is taken from a toe nail so they don't have to be put under anaesthetic, it is very risky for birds to be put under and for a nail trim when he's a small bird and he sounds handleable, seems ridiculous.