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Deepsea
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 6:22 am    Post subject: Clipping claws

Hi everyone,

First of all, many thanks for this great site. I have a couple of Kak. and their claws are too long. It's too difficult to catch them to cut their claws. Maybe too stress for them. Is there any other solution to get their claws cut or simply shorter?

Thanks for your help.
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Steptoe
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:18 am    Post subject:

Kakaeiki do have what appears to be claws that are too long...
These are naturally longer than most other parrots as in the wild they spend a lot of time scratching in the dirt and rotten logs.

We had a couple of 'rescued' form baddly kept owner kekakariki a long time ago...they had clawas way too long....I did not get around to clipping....(the only time I have ever considered clipping)
Then I decided yep do it today, and they had 'shead' the ecess on a couple toes.
I decided to leve and watch for next couple days, both birds where nibbling at what appeared to be loose claw ends, and these to shead off.

I know of no other documentation on this

Describe in what conditions you keep your kakariki...cage?, avaray? perch type, floor type etc.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:58 pm    Post subject: long claws

Hi steps!, i know this is from and old post but i think i have similar query..One of my Kakariki's lost a toe awhile ago..i stripped the cage to investigate how she caught it,but found no evidence..assumed she clambered the feed dish and caught it between that and the rim whilst standing on it.
this week she has done the same to her other foot(same toe!)
they do seem alittle longer than usual maybe..she does slide about the wooden floor when she scampers about ..and her cage is on lined with newspaper..apart from laying sandpaper done on the floor i cant see it helping much

is clipping occassionally something that HAS to be concidered for kaki's when kept in captivity??
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:07 pm    Post subject: what if..any tried ideas??

hey what if i make up alarge scratch box lined with sandpaper hand wood ,twigs and bits ..handful of sunflower seeds to tempt them to play???
or am i way off here....... Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:31 am    Post subject:

Why sandpaper? It seems to me they clip their own toes
Wood floor should be ok they usually hook up on hanging stuff.

So much of the enjoyment with our pets is playing around , experimenting , cleaning up the mess on the floor and walls of those that dont work well...for us.

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