Worried,adopted indian ring necks talons

by karen

adopted indian rinng neck 6 weeks ago,previous owners said that they usually trimmed talons...surely this can n ot be so as my birds talons are long and curling,and he will not come or let me any where near him...what do I do? he is approximately 2 yrs old, I am worried because every other ring neck i have seen on the internet appears to hav e verfy short clipped talons.

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Nov 16, 2012
worried IRN talons
by: Anonymous

Agree with Linda. The bird will need his talons trimmed by the avian vet. This will take a couple visits. For a nail trimming at the vets, it shouldnt cost but a few dollars.

You can also get those grooming perches as well. They help keep the nails trimmed. However it does not replace taking your bird in for trimmings by a professional.
But it will help slow the growth some. Go to a local bird shop. (not that petco or pet smart crap) but a real avian bird shop. They will help you pick out the best grooming perch in the proper size for your bird.

Good luck

Nov 16, 2012
Worried,adopted indian ring necks talons
by: Linda

You have to take your bird to an Avian Vet to have his nails trimmed. They are grossly overgrown now which means the previous owners did not trim his nails only said they did. The Avian Vet will have to trim them some and will need to have bird back in a few more times to get them the correct length. Overgrown nails are dangerous as they can get caught in small spaces and can sometimes be pulled out entirely along with breaking a toe.

So, unless you are very experienced at trimming nails, do not try and do it yourself. They are going to bleed because the quick has grown out along with the nails. Have an Avian Vet get them taken care of and then have them trimmed at least twice a year. We take our Amazons in twice a year for nail and beak trimming. If you provide wooden chew toys, the beak on your bird will probably not overgrow. Here again, do not ever trim the beak yourself because this is a place where bird can bleed out very quickly if it is not done properly.

While your bird is at the Avian Vet's, have him examined for infections and have some basic blood work done to see how organs are functioning. A neglected bird is likely to have a few problems, so have him thoroughly examined while you're there. Take bird to ONLY an Avian Vet as they are the only vets licensed and trained in the care of birds and other exotic animals.


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