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madparrotlady

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scared !!
« on: April 11, 2014, 02:54:29 PM »

now last year me and doopy had a bad experience
i took him to a so called 'avian vet' to have his claws clipped

this butcher took his claw and started to cut with only i can describe is normal everyday scissors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

obviously upset,angry,and stressed i lost it with this so called vet he didnt even know how to stop his poor foot from bleeding

anyway lesson learnt and now i have tried to file them but he wont let me near his feet for obvious reasons

but they need doing badly but i seriously cant go through the heartache again

does anyone have any tips and can recommend an actual avian vet ?

im in norfolk near norwich

many thanks
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Re: scared !!
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2014, 03:46:30 PM »

Have you tried filing one or two when he is clinging onto the bars of his cage? Or you could wrap him in a towel (cover his head) unwrap one leg at a time and file each nail gently thats how I do mine. Failing that could you go to a different avian vet?
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Re: scared !!
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2014, 03:52:00 PM »

tried that and he either goes for my finger or the file

just been talking to an avian vet that is listed on here and they did say if hes too stressed they can sedate him

but im not sure if thats a good or a bad thing
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Re: scared !!
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2014, 04:19:40 PM »

Have you tried a large twister perch and putting it somewhere he will use it a lot, either up high at the back where he roosts or outside the cage?

They really are brilliant for trimming their nails, you need to buy one that looks too big so the nails actually sit on the perch, this will not harm his feet.

Otherwise though, sedating him is no big deal if it`s a proper avian vet, it`s just a whiff of gas and stops the stress, keeps them still while they`re trimmed and means the vet can do it better :)
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Re: scared !!
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2014, 04:34:53 PM »

thanks for that never seen those perches before going to get him one

hes got the stone perches im willing try anything

but if he has to go to the vets at least this vet is a legit one
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Re: scared !!
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2014, 08:24:53 PM »

I sure pat had a video on here about filing nails


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Re: scared !!
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2014, 07:29:26 AM »

We have ours sedated every time for nails & beaks at the vets& ive never ever seen either of em bleed from having em done there :nono: 
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Re: scared !!
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2014, 11:45:06 AM »

My late Floyd was a bugger for not wanting his nails done, I used to get him onto the bars, give him a wooden nail file to attack which kept his beak busy while I filed as many as I could, it was hit and miss as to weather I could get them all done or not, but it definately worked  :biggrin:
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