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    Default Rocco"s Nails

    have grown extremely long. I took him to the vet a few months ago for trimming but they only trimmed the tips, the tech said they cannot be trimmed shorter. How short can they be trimmed. He is close to 8 yrs old.

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    Default Re: Rocco"s Nails

    I do not trim nails. They need them for climbing. Put a log or something else to wear them down. Pet stores sell bird perches that are sort of covered with grit. That may be a way to help them too.
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    Default Re: Rocco"s Nails

    He has one in his cage but I will put a few more in there and see if that helps. Thanks for the reply. Could this possibly be a symptom of some health issue?

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    Some people feel nails catching can be a sign of mbd. Can you tell us about what he eats every day?
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    Pet stores sell concrete perches that you attach to the cage - for large parrots - and placing one right at the exit of the nest, or any other area where she walks often will keep the nails nicely trimmed.
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    Post Re: Rocco"s Nails, I need help also

    I have always trimmed Skillet's nail tips every once in a while. He is 11 yrs old now. Suddenly, his nails are very thick and sloth like. They are way too long and he cannot hang on to anything. Is this a possible fungus? (I've heard of a human nail fungus that causes thick nails) There's no way I can trim them at all, it's like there is blood flow throughout, they are very thick. It's like his body used a burst of calcium and they just grew and grew. I've tried to file them, but this is getting me nowhere. Any suggestions? I want his little needle claws back!

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    Default Re: Rocco"s Nails, I need help also

    Quote Originally Posted by Skillet the Skillsaw View Post
    I have always trimmed Skillet's nail tips every once in a while. He is 11 yrs old now. Suddenly, his nails are very thick and sloth like. They are way too long and he cannot hang on to anything. Is this a possible fungus? (I've heard of a human nail fungus that causes thick nails) There's no way I can trim them at all, it's like there is blood flow throughout, they are very thick. It's like his body used a burst of calcium and they just grew and grew. I've tried to file them, but this is getting me nowhere. Any suggestions? I want his little needle claws back!
    Hi Skillet,

    We would love love love to hear about your boy and maybe see a picture of what his nails look like. Please start your own thread about your little man and then all information will be in the same place.
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