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senegal beak

Postby kimbo » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:59 pm

can anyone tell me how old do you have a senegal parrots nails and beak trimmed as i lost the e book that i got with him. might as well ask experienced parrot owners on here, just until i find my e book.
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Re: senegal beak

Postby Michael » Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:16 pm

When they get too long. They're too long when the nails scratch you and the beak cuts you.
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Re: senegal beak

Postby Kathleen » Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:19 pm

I would guess that you would get it done every 3 months. You can cut the nails yourself (just learn how to cut them properly). There are nerves and blood vessels inside of the beak. You should take the bird to get its beak trimmed by a veterinarian or professional with bird experience. You can also file the nails and the beak to extend the amount of time between the trimmings. Toys and perches may extend the time between the trimmings as well.
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Re: senegal beak

Postby pchela » Sun Jan 24, 2010 1:59 pm

Actually a beak should never have to be trimmed at all barring some complication that causes overgrown beaks. If the bird is provided with plenty of wood toys and things to chew on he will keep his beak in check himself.
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