Most birds need to have their nails trimmed regularly. However, the process can be detrimental to your bird if it’s nails are trimmed too short. We can take care of this procedure for you so that you don’t have to worry about nicking the blood vessels inside the nails. Please call us if you feel we can be of service to you, or if you would like to schedule an appointment for this delicate procedure.
Please be very careful if you attempt to perform this procedure at home. In fact, unless your bird is small and has white nails (which allow you to see the blood vessels) we strongly recommend against performing this routine avian care at home. If attempting this at home we suggest you keep a caustic agent, such as styptic powder, on hand in case a nail bleeds.
Providing perches with rough surfaces can help reduce the frequency of nail trimming, but please do not use sandpaper perches, as they don’t actually wear down the nails and can cause skin problems.