Just wanted to share a story with you all that happened to me just the other day. Most of you will already be completely aware of this, but I find there is nothing better than a kind reminder with a true near death experience
Everyone probably owns a rope swing, with a bit of dangly threads coming out of the bottom? I have about 4, and the birds all LOVE them. I'd thought of chopping the scraggly end off, but the cockatiels had used them for years without incident, so silly me got very complacent.
I put one in Yoshi (GCC)'s cage, without giving it too much thought. He had been using it for about a week before he got himself in a mess. I'd left the room and was about to head off to work, but I'd forgotten to put my earrings in. I found Yoshi with a homemade noose around his little throat. Thankfully he was perching quite happily, but had he realised he was stuck and began to struggle (or jump off the perch!), I would have returned home from work to find a dead conure.
So, I've been on a mad trimming spree to ensure it doesnt happen again. See, when you get complacent, you get lazy. And when you get lazy, things can go very very wrong.
Just wanted to let you all know- be careful