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Posted by: teaspoon at Fri Dec 26 07:50:03 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by teaspoon ]  
   

hopefully somebody responds cause nothing has been posted on this forum since July.
What can you tell about the overall health of a bird based on its appearance? How should the feathers look? It seems to me that pet shop birds often have feathers that don't lay evenly or flat and almost look greasy.
Also wondering how you keep their nails trimmed? I hear that sandpaper perches are bad(though I admit that I used them once, it was ok, but I took them out). I tried to clip my bird's nails once but they are very thin and black and I cut into the quick, luckily it wasn't bad. What other options are there for keeping the nails short? I've heard of a "pedicure perch", what is that, is it safe, and does it work?
Thanks in advance for any replies!


   

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