by christy
(russellville, al )

How long should my maccaws nails be? And how do I cut them?

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Nov 21, 2011
Macaw nails
by: Tracie

I do not suggest you trim the nails yourself, the bird could bleed to death if you cut them too short and are not experienced with stopping the bleeding on a bird that is trying to get away from you.

The nails should not go more than 3/4 the way around the perches. If you provide Safe Pedicure Perches at feeding stations, water bottle and favorite toy spots then your bird may keep it's nails trimmed without even needing to be cut.

For trimming, take your bird to an avian vet that is trained and experienced with birds. Find an Avian Vet

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