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Bird Grooming - Wings, Beaks & Nails

The grooming that is necessary for birds is something that may get overlooked, since typically we don't let them constantly roam freely around our houses like with other pets. However, just because they are set on a perch safe within their cages doesn't mean that their maintenance should be any less. Just like other pets they require regular upkeep and caring attention.

To care for a bird properly, it must be acknowledged that at some point its wings and nails may need to be clipped. It's best to seek a consultation from your veterinarian before trying to take matters into your own hands or you could be left with a very unhappy feathered friend with damage to its wings, and a mess of feathers.

Your bird's beak and nails both need to be filed, trimmed and clipped from time to time. If they aren't, too long of length can be uncomfortable and harmful for their everyday living.

Clipping wings is another matter to be conscious of depending on what kind of bird you have. Not all birds can be treated in the same way due to their wing size, the amount of molting each bird goes through and what happens when their wings are clipped. Make sure you educate yourself about your bird and what type of grooming care is best to maintain, since every bird will have slightly different requirements.

If you aren't already sure about the best grooming care for your pet bird, don't postpone finding out! Your local veterinarian is more than happy to assist you in determining the best grooming habits for you and your feathered friends. Not only will proper grooming keep your feathered friend happy and looking pretty, it will also provide the necessary preventative care for the future health of your bird.

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  • "I've been taking my lovebird here for 6 years. They're always busy because they take in every possible person in need. Very sweet and kind staff. I appreciate their work so much and I know my lovie is always in good hands."
    - P Fooks
  • "Very helpful. They were there when we needed them. They helped us with our bird did everything they could for her. Thank you!"
    - Violet Attfield
  • "The only place any bird owner should go to if they want the best bird vets in BC. Quality care at very fair prices. Everyone there has a heart of gold and I look forward to each appointment because I know my birds will get the best care possible."
    - William Laycraft