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Old 03-21-2019, 09:33 AM
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Re: Tips for nail trimming

After my nail trimming experience I have decided to start training/desensitizing my bird to being contained by gently placing my hand over his wings and keeping him still for a moment. Even a second or two and we're done and he is fine. But I think this will help a lot if I keep training him to be comfortable with being grabbed or restrained again. Getting bit is no fun.
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Old 03-21-2019, 09:56 PM
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Re: Tips for nail trimming

Quote: Originally Posted by itzjbean View Post
After my nail trimming experience I have decided to start training/desensitizing my bird to being contained by gently placing my hand over his wings and keeping him still for a moment. Even a second or two and we're done and he is fine. But I think this will help a lot if I keep training him to be comfortable with being grabbed or restrained again. Getting bit is no fun.

Yes, getting bit is no fun.

Maybe I'll try to train Cookie to be restrained/grabbed. Surely that'll help with harness training or wing clipping or nail trimming ( I don't plan on doing so but if I'm gonna move I might clip his/her wings for safety measures )




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Re: Tips for nail trimming

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For as long as I have had Cookie (2.5 months) , I haven't trimmed his/her nails. I know I should have but I have tried (only once though). It's pretty hard to restrain him/her and even when we cover his/her head with a piece of cloth he/she still struggles. And his/her nails are black so I'm afraid of cutting too deep.

Any tips/tricks on how I can trim my dog dremel nails?

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Old 09-30-2019, 06:20 AM
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Re: Tips for nail trimming

I trained my boy to accept nail filing while he is in his cage. He climbs the cage and stays while I do it as long as I feed him lots of treats!! I can't get bitten though.

Also I have always used nail trimming perches, but I don't like ALL of his perches to be rough or he scratches up his lovely beak when he cleans it. I bought 2 little flat perches with sandpaper on them and they are brilliant!! I put a foraging toy so he has to stand on them and he files them down fantastically himself. I can't recommend them enough
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