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Trimming nails

Mantis64

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If I was going to trim my Indian ringnecks nail would I use a regular nail cutter or something bigger.
 

tka

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Honestly, you're more likely to nick the quick (the blood vessel in the nail) if you're inexperienced and don't know what you're doing. My vet uses a dremel to file Leia's nails which I don't think I'm brave enough to do myself, but he has the experience to know exactly how much he can take off.
 

enigma731

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Yeah. You at least need to see a vet do it several times before even attempting it yourself.
 

Kenzie

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If you are comfortable doing it, and can easily see the quick or know about how much to take off, I personally use human nail clippers the normal ones for my small species and the toenail clippers for my Amazon.
You can see the quick if your birds toenails are white/transparent. :)
 
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