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Old 08-17-2013, 05:21 PM
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Nail trimming perches, so I have been super confused on this topic lately. so i just want to hear your reviews on which types are the best. I have heard that sand perches are not so good, but also that there great. I use concrete, because I heard that was the best, but now I have heard that there not so great. lastly, I thought pumice was just as bad as sand, but now I am hearing that pumice is better than concrete.so please just help me out on this topic.
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Old 08-17-2013, 05:27 PM
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i was thinking about getting nail trimming perches for my guys but i wasnt sure how good they worked. hopefully someone can have some answers for what is best!
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I personally don't like the idea of the sandpaper perches, They can cause bumble foot problems as the underside of the foot is constantly in contact with an abrasive surface . I use the rope perches as they are soft and wider being more comfortable. I find it easier to trim the nails, if your bird gets to walk around and out of cage time it should be fine. Otherwise take him to the vet or even some pet shops will trim nails for you . It is ultimately your decision to make.
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leons nails have never been trimmed his whole life and they are in perfect shape but butch's has and they need to be trimmed and i want to do it myself to save money, any recommendations for nail clippers or how to do it?
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they don't work... I have so many different kinds of perches and I still have to trim Julio's nails like once a month
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the ones that help me out are concrete and lava rock perches they help with some I cut some of mine others dont need it.if your looking to cut your birds nails go to petco or anyother petshop and ask em to give you a bird nail trimmer and to do it hold the foot out cut just the tips off and you should be ok
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I have never had to trim my 3 boy's nails. I use several variations and size perch's. Such as rope perch's, several sized natural and plain wooden dowels, again with various thickness. I will admit that I use 1 small sand perch for them that they use on the outside of the cage but It gets minimal use. Do you have a bird farm close to you? If I should ever need them to be groomed I have a bird farm within 30 minutes that will do it for free and a bird store that will do it for $5 if the bird was not purchased from them.
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I had to get some sort of rough perch since my birds would not let me touch them (they are rescues and I can't get in there but I am working on it) I do not think mine are concrete I think they are some sort of plastic. It seems to be fine.
I feel that if it hurts they would not sit on it..
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I was thinking about getting one of those calcium, pumice perches because Storms nails are really long.
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my budgies have never had their nails clipped, but I have always had different types of perches in the cage. I used natural perches and calcium/shell grit perches to help with their nails. I also have a cement and shell grit ladder in the cage but they prefer to chew on that one!
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