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Harli

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sharp claws
« on: November 20, 2015, 01:20:32 PM »

Hi All

Another newbie question, sorry

Harli is 13 weeks and is doing really well but has seriously sharp claws, Hubby's arms and hands look like he is self harming!

We have a 'theraputic' perch (like a giant emery board!) in the cage as well as the wooden ones. Will this sort his nails or should they be clipped. We are trying to touch his feet a lot but not sure that he would keep still to clip them.

Dont really want to get him all stressed with a towel or vet trip whilst he is so new to us unless we have to

Help!!! 
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Re: sharp claws
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2015, 02:59:07 PM »

Think it's Mandi that uses a nail file. You might be able to do the odd nail through the bars. I occasionally do them with a nail file but I have a game of my turn, your turn where I have to give up the nail file. Do use the perches use to work a lot better, but still find on yearly check up we get there nails done.

So yes perch may work slowly. A nail file you'll be hard push to take too much off. I find a yearly trim with the odd file works.
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Re: sharp claws
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2015, 03:53:54 PM »

I use files on the ones I can
Clippers on some and the perches work for the rest :)
I use over sized twister stone perches and these seem to work well :)
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