Trying to trim my Quaker parrot, Eddie's nails has been an absolute nightmare. I'm fine taking him to a professional, but I'd rather do it at home since its much cheaper. I bought some quickstop and nail clippers, hoping to try it for myself. I'd already trimmed a few bird's nails at the bird rescue I occasionally volunteer at, so I didn't think it would be too difficult. Boy, was I wrong. No matter what I tried, I couldn't seem to get a good hold on him. He always managed to slip out of the towel. I'd get him to be still for a second but he'd immediately go back to flailing around in the towel. I've done this before and it seems like I'm doing everything right, but I just can't get a grip of my crazy little Eddie.