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Grooming

Grooming your pet bird can mean any thing from trimming your bird’s nails to clipping it’s wings. Proper grooming not only keeps your pet happy and healthy, but the interaction between you and your bird also helps strengthen the bond between you.

Wing Clipping

Clipping the wings is a painless process and, in fact, a temporary one because the flight feathers will grow back with each successive molt. The objective of wing-clipping is to limit a bird's ability to generate upward lift but retain the ability to glide downward to prevent injury from a fall.

We recommend that you visit your local Avian Veterinarian for your first wing and nail clipping! Your Veterinarian can demonstrate the proper techniques and provide you with everything you need to safely perform this routine maintenance on your own. Ask your local Pet Retailer for help finding an Avian Vet in your area.

Nail Trimming

Nails can be trimmed when wings are clipped, or they may be trimmed separately. Some birds have been trained or taught that filing the nails is fun, and this makes the process go much more smoothly.

We recommend that you visit your local Avian Veterinarian for your first wing and nail clipping! Your Veterinarian can demonstrate the proper techniques and provide you with everything you need to safely perform this routine maintenance on your own. Ask your local Pet Retailer for help finding an Avian Vet in your area.