Hello all. I have been browsing this forum for a while but am just now signing up here and had a few questions if you don't mind. First off my bird is an Yellow Naped Amazon Parrot named Rio that belonged to my grandmother and when she passed away me and my mom decided to take him as my mom was kinda her caregiver and had formed a relationship with the bird as she had to help her take care of him. He is very good around her and lets her pet him and hold him while he is still kinda skittish around others. He lets me hold and pet him from time to time but as he knows her better he definitely is more comfortable with her. The thing I need advice on is the trimming of nails and beak. We were going to a vet here that was the only one I found that would see birds which went great for awhile until the last time a couple of months back. I suggested my mom try and trim his nails as he was pretty comfortable with her and it wasn't too bad so I am not really worried about the nails anymore. The beak however has me concerned as it is getting pretty long and pretty sharp, granted I don't know how long and sharp it is supposed to be but from pictures I have looked up it seems rather long for an Amazon. Now I am not thinking about trimming it as I have A: read alot that says don't try it at home and B: don't have much experience or think it would turn out well. I really was hoping someone could suggest some toys or something that might at least kinda let him grind it down. I have looked into this but there are so many mixed opinions on it and it gets confusing. I am just really trying to to do what's best for him as an avid animal lover I always liked to do research as I would never want to cause any harm to them. He really is something else too and I have really started loving him and enjoy spending time with him so I am really trying to do right by him. He just makes my day I hope I can get some good suggestions and look forward to being part of your community.