|Parrot Paradise Bird and Pet Supply
Our professional Grooming Services are available for all types of domestic cage birds. We can do the nails, wings, band removal (aluminium and plastic bands only) and we even do beaks.
Getting your birds nails trimmed on a regular basis is very important for
your birds well-being. Nails that are too long or have a very tight
curl to them can cause serious injury. Overgrown nails can get
caught in toys, cage wire, dishes etc., which can severely injure the leg
and if the bird is left hanging long enough, possibly their life. We
have even seen birds with nails so overgrown that they were unable to
perch. Those of you with tame birds will understand the necessity of
getting your birds nails done regularly. Especially when the nails
are so sharp that you don't want to hold your bird due to the discomfort
that the nails bring you.
Getting a birds wings trimmed is a personal choice. There are pros
and cons to the decision that you have to make about getting your birds
wings trimmed. The only cage birds that should not have their wings
trimmed are all finches (including canaries), softbills (such as mynahs,
toucans, etc.), doves and quail.
Most birds never need to have their beaks trimmed. Only the birds
with overgrown or misshapen beaks require re-shaping. All birds
beaks "flake" to a certain degree as the old layers of the beak
flake off. Some birds never wear off this flaking and it can build
up to be quite heavy, sometimes it is thick enough that food particles,
such as fruit, get caught up between these layers which can lead to fungal
growth inside the beak.
We offer a variety of medical services for your bird. We can apply emergency first aid to a bird, examine your bird to determine if Veterinary attention is required and administer medication to your bird if you are unable to do so.
We provide many other in store services for you and your bird. These include:
Cage cleaning: If you find that cleaning your cage properly is too difficult, we can do it for you.
De-miting: Red mites are common among cage birds. Canaries and finches
are more likely to get them than other birds, but all birds can get them.
Your bird does not need to have any contact with other birds to get red
mites, just leave a window open and the wild birds will be more than happy
to share theirs. Red mites use birds as a carrier and as a diner. The mite
prefers to live in dark crevices, close to where the bird sleeps or in
nests. This makes your bird and it's cage an ideal place to live. Lots of
crevices around the cage to live in and a restaurant that is open 24 hours
Perch fitting and cage set-up: We can help you set up your cage to help maximize the space within the cage as well making the cage easier to clean. We can also fit new perches, that are the right size for your bird, or re-fit your old ones so that they fit better in the cage.
Handling your bird: If you need a hand with taming your first budgie or dealing with a problem with your bird. We are more than happy to help out by showing you how to handle your bird.
© Parrot Paradise Bird and Pet Supply
Last updated December 2005