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  1. #11
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    Casper, a blue fronted Amazon. Loves banana. Hates plastic bags and red coats.
    An emery board should do the trick, you need to hold the toe firmly though. Will she lie on her back on your lap without wriggling about too much? Just do one toe a day so that she doesn't get bored/stressed and gets used to the routine. If she wont stay still for you, swaddle her in a flannel or small towel so she can't move her wings.
    Birds are so small and delicate that you feel you might hurt them but confidence and firmness is the way to go.
    "A busy beak is a happy beak" - David Strom

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  3. #12
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    Parrots

    8 quaker parakeets, 4 Indian Ringneck parakeets, 3 lovebirds, 5 cockatiels
    I do agree with using an emery board, safer and easier. Good thought!

    Flagstone is a good idea for a perch, but personally I would stay away from any sandpaper types of perches. They will keep the nails trim, but they are very hard on their feet.

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  5. #13
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    Casper, a blue fronted Amazon. Loves banana. Hates plastic bags and red coats.
    Casper's abrasive perch tends to get covered in caked on food because he uses it to clean his messy beak. A good scrub with a nail brush sorts it out... the perch that is, not his beak.
    "A busy beak is a happy beak" - David Strom

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