I have a pet budgie and he usually gets a visti to the vet twice a year to get his wings and nails clipped. This year, we didn't get a chance to bring hime before the cold weather set in. I don't like to transport the bird to the vet in the cold because I'm always afraid that the very short time from the door to the warm car may still be harmfull.
I noticed that his nails are really long and very curved. Can this create a problem if I wait till the spring?
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I have a pet budgie and he usually gets a visti to the vet twice a year to get his ... that his nails are really long and very curved. Can this create a problem if I wait till the spring?

How cold are you talking about? I wouldn't take him out in extreme cold unless it's an emergency of course, but otherwise he'll be fine just transporting him to the car. Put a blanket over his cage, and warm up the car beforehand. Yes, it can be dangerous for him if his nails are too long. A nail may get hooked on something, pulled out, and the loss of blood could be deadly. They also could cause him problems walking.

Nails on wild budgies don't get long for good reason.

Dave
I have a pet budgie and he usually gets a visti to the vet twice a year to get his ... that his nails are really long and very curved. Can this create a problem if I wait till the spring?

Wrap him in a wash cloth and put him inside your shirt next to your skin. Test the wash cloth first to be sure you can easily draw air through it when you cover your nose and mouth with it. It works in Colorado.

Sincerely,
Joanne
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I have a pet budgie and he usually gets a ... this create a problem if I wait till the spring?

How cold are you talking about? I wouldn't take him out in extreme cold unless it's an emergency of course, ... be deadly. They also could cause him problems walking. Nails on wild budgies don't get long for good reason. Dave

Thanks for the followup, Dave. I will call for an appointment tommorow, and get it done. He flies too much as it is and the vet will clip his wings to slow him down a bit ( in addition to cutting his nails and checking him out). I'm always afraid he will hit something. He can get up some seriuos speed when making laps around the house.
Joanne: As tame as this bird is, He has never let us hold him. He perches on our finger and will talk for a quite a long time. I have a collection of old gold pocket watches and he loves to peck at the "bird in the watch", but we have never been able to hold an pat him.
I will make an appointment with the vet and warm up the car and cover the cage with a blanket. It is physically 15 ft fom my front door to my car that can be parked on the street all warmed up so I guess there shouldn't be a problem.
Thanks for your reply to my post.
I have a pet budgie and he usually gets a visti to the vet twice a year to get his ... that his nails are really long and very curved. Can this create a problem if I wait till the spring?

Just trim the damn things yourself.
ZQ
I have a pet budgie and he usually gets a visti to the vet twice a year to get his ... that his nails are really long and very curved. Can this create a problem if I wait till the spring?

Just trim the damn things yourself.
ZQ
I have a pet budgie and he usually gets a ... this create a problem if I wait till the spring?

Just trim the damn things yourself. ZQ

This is not a good option for some people. Vision and motor problems, inexperience and improper tools could result in removing a toe.

Sincerely,
Joanne
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Just trim the damn things yourself. ZQ

This is not a good option for some people. Vision and motor problems, inexperience and improper tools could result in removing a toe. Sincerely, Joanne

Are there any experienced people in this newsgroup?
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