claws clipping

by Sam
(Gympie, Queensland, Australia)

Do I need to clip my Lorikeet's claws? He is getting caught on my clothes.

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Sep 23, 2011

Hi Sam
I am Aletta and did have the same problem, at one point. The petshop owner used to file them a little , not clipping them, because she claimed,that way ,you won't cut it to short , so there is plenty space for the nerve end not to be touched.It is realy just the tip , to take the point off and it does go quiker I can assure you.
I did take mine to a vet to do once, me darling was so traumatized that I promised him never again.Teach him to play peek a boo with a towel and as soon he is not scared of the towel anything you do with the towel could change into a game.So with the nail file.

Sep 22, 2011
claws clipping
by: Linda

You will need to take your bird to an Avian Vet and have them clip his nails. Unless you have done this before and know what you're doing, you can cut too close, and bird can bleed out.

Have the Avian Vet show you how to do it a few times before attempting to do it at home. Also you will need to have some styptic powder on hand in case a nail bleeds as this will stop it. Don't let nails get overgrown as this is dangerous for the bird as nails can get caught in and on many things in and out of his cage.

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Thanks for writing,

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