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How do I cut my parrot's nails?

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His nails seem to be getting really long. How do I cut them?
asked Jan 13, 2014 in Bird Care by anonymous

1 Answer

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Use a clipper made specifically for birds. Have someone help you. Your helper can place the index finger and thumb around the neck below the beak. The other hand goes just above the legs. Don't squeeze, be gentle but firm. Then you can gently extend each claw and cut the tip. Birds' legs are delicate and break easily so use care. Have styptic powder of plain flour handy to stop any bleeding.
answered Jan 16, 2014 by (36,420 points)