1. Welcome to Avian Avenue! To view our forum with less advertisments please register with us.
    Memberships are free and it will just take a moment. Click here

Video Nothing comes easily, especially nail trimming

Discussion in 'Vasa Vista' started by Brittany0208, 10/10/18.

  1. Brittany0208

    Brittany0208 Rollerblading along the road Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award

    Joined:
    4/8/18
    Messages:
    2,641
     
  2. TikiMyn

    TikiMyn Biking along the boulevard Avenue Spotlight Award

    Joined:
    12/13/16
    Messages:
    5,909
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    Real Name:
    Robin
    Ooh Java you are so cute! You do indeed look fabulous:D At least he is not afraid, that is great I think! I love how he keeps throwing the trimmer away:lol:
     
  3. Brittany0208

    Brittany0208 Rollerblading along the road Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award

    Joined:
    4/8/18
    Messages:
    2,641
    Lately all he wants to do is throw things and watch me pick them up. He's really coming out of his shell :heart:
     
  4. Peachfaced

    Peachfaced Biking along the boulevard JOLLY-PATROLLY Super Moderator Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran Vendor

    Joined:
    11/17/09
    Messages:
    7,842
    Location:
    FL
    Real Name:
    Sadie
    :loltears: He's made a game of it!
     
  5. Brittany0208

    Brittany0208 Rollerblading along the road Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award

    Joined:
    4/8/18
    Messages:
    2,641
    Yeah lol I've been gradually filing his nails over the course of a week, and each time, he either chews my shirt and the file lol. Putting medicine on his foot is a whole 'nother story
     
  6. Peachfaced

    Peachfaced Biking along the boulevard JOLLY-PATROLLY Super Moderator Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran Vendor

    Joined:
    11/17/09
    Messages:
    7,842
    Location:
    FL
    Real Name:
    Sadie
    I occasionally flip Rupert over and examine his "tootsies". In case he ever gets an infection on his feet again and I'd have to put SSD on them. I usually just mess with his toenails or feet a little and then give him a treat or toy.
     
  7. Brittany0208

    Brittany0208 Rollerblading along the road Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award

    Joined:
    4/8/18
    Messages:
    2,641
    I'll give that a shot because as soon as the medicine goes on his foot, he licks it off, and if I put him down, it gets smeared before it has absorbed into his skin.
     
  8. TikiMyn

    TikiMyn Biking along the boulevard Avenue Spotlight Award

    Joined:
    12/13/16
    Messages:
    5,909
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    Real Name:
    Robin
    Some great training going on there!

    I am so glad to hear that:heart: Maybe he Will start walking over to throw stuff in time!
     
  9. Brittany0208

    Brittany0208 Rollerblading along the road Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award

    Joined:
    4/8/18
    Messages:
    2,641
    He has made leaps and bounds. Just the other day, he was playing with his rattler toy that I made him and he took one of the acrylic finger rings off and threw it on the floor while I was in the middle of cleaning up. So I picked it up and he threw it again. We went back and forth for a good twenty minutes, him throwing it and watching it bounce and me picking it up. I can even pet his head without getting bit. :heart::heart::heart:
     
  10. Peachfaced

    Peachfaced Biking along the boulevard JOLLY-PATROLLY Super Moderator Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran Vendor

    Joined:
    11/17/09
    Messages:
    7,842
    Location:
    FL
    Real Name:
    Sadie
    That was another thing... After I smeared on the cream, I made it a point to try to keep him occupied with everything I could before releasing him, for that very reason; he'd either try to lick it off, or it would rub off from the perches.
     
  11. Brittany0208

    Brittany0208 Rollerblading along the road Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award

    Joined:
    4/8/18
    Messages:
    2,641
    lol looks like I have my work cut out. I try to occupy him by petting him or holding him on his back, but he has one objective: REMOVE THE CREAM! :D
     
  12. Peachfaced

    Peachfaced Biking along the boulevard JOLLY-PATROLLY Super Moderator Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran Vendor

    Joined:
    11/17/09
    Messages:
    7,842
    Location:
    FL
    Real Name:
    Sadie
    Yeah, it isn't easy! You're doing great, though. I'm glad you can get the nail file near him and the only thing he does is pick it up and toss it. Rupert would be running the other way! I usually just get human nail clippers and do them as quick as I can. He's been better about staying still, but he does move his toes/feet and that makes it harder to not clip too far.
     
  13. TikiMyn

    TikiMyn Biking along the boulevard Avenue Spotlight Award

    Joined:
    12/13/16
    Messages:
    5,909
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    Real Name:
    Robin
    That is so amazing!!:faint::swoon: So happy for both of you! playing fetch is the first game Henkie enjoyed too:)
     
  14. Brittany0208

    Brittany0208 Rollerblading along the road Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award

    Joined:
    4/8/18
    Messages:
    2,641
    :D Thank you. I have a feeling that once he's more comfortable moving around, and learns to fly, I'll be chasing him all over the room :lol:
     
  15. faislaq

    faislaq I have a macaw and don't post enough photos Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award SUPER HERO

    Joined:
    10/25/16
    Messages:
    12,315
    Location:
    Texas
    Real Name:
    Karen
    :loltears: What a little stinker! He's actually being very good about it, all things considered. :pinklol3: You two have really come a long way.
     
  16. Brittany0208

    Brittany0208 Rollerblading along the road Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award

    Joined:
    4/8/18
    Messages:
    2,641
    :lol::heart:
     
  17. faislaq

    faislaq I have a macaw and don't post enough photos Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award SUPER HERO

    Joined:
    10/25/16
    Messages:
    12,315
    Location:
    Texas
    Real Name:
    Karen
    Funny what us foolish bird folks will wish on ourselves. I can't wait for the day I'm kicking myself over getting Buzzard to fly. :batonthehead:
     
  18. Brittany0208

    Brittany0208 Rollerblading along the road Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award

    Joined:
    4/8/18
    Messages:
    2,641
    So true! lol
     
    Hankmacaw, Peachfaced and faislaq like this.
  19. iamwhoiam

    iamwhoiam Ripping up the road Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

    Joined:
    4/16/12
    Messages:
    25,472
    Location:
    Parrotdise
    He's calm when you are trying to file his nails, just having fun playing with the file.
     
  20. rockoko

    rockoko Squawk and Meow! Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

    Joined:
    10/16/09
    Messages:
    35,689
    Location:
    NY
    Real Name:
    Martine
    :roflmao: he's hysterical! Adorable Java!!
     

Users Viewing Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 0)