It will pay for itself by saving on paying a professional and you’ll be able to trim your parrot’s beak & nails more often making it easier to handle your bird.
Nail growth in birds is inevitable. When a bird’s nails are too long your bird can become uncomfortable to hold on your hand.
Nails can reach around a smaller diameter perch and a bird can injure its own foot. This tool can be used on beaks too.
We like cordless trimmers because of the precision they offer. We would suggest using 2 people for a bird nail or parrot beak trimming session, one of whom would hold the toweled parrot
The hobbyist in your household will find dozens of uses for this versatile tool set when you’re done trimming your bird.
- No Load Speed: 10,000 rpm
- 60 pc. Accessory kit with sanding, polishing, engraving, drill bits
- Spindle lock button
- No batteries required
- AC charging adapter
- Cordless operation after charging
- Carrying case dimensions: 2.25 x 8.75 x 8 inches
- Rotary tool dimensions: 8 x 1.625 x 1.5 inches
- 30-day warranty, the item must be mailed/shipped back to receive refund or replacement.
- Mail to: WCP, 906 N. Western Ave, Chicago IL 60622
How do the “Cordless rotary bird nail and beak trimmer” in your current promo compare with my dremel ( which is not cordless)?
Do I need this for my birds if I have a Dremel brand dremel (which I don’t use on my birds cuz it scares them, so I take them to the bird groomer.)
Would this one be less noisy and upsetting to my birds than my Dremel (I have a CAG, a Hawkshead, 2 lories, and lovebirds)
The only advantage is no cord – one less thing to worry about. Most birds don’t like any of the mechanical or manual trimmers. Having watched dozens – hundreds – of birds groomed both ways we feel a bird properly toweled, is better off with a grinder vs the chance of stumbling upon the quick with a clipper. Convention suggests having “Quick Stop” of corn starch on hand when clipping meaning ” anticipate your bird will bleed.
Kids don’t like going to the dentist or the doctor for a shot, birds don’t like getting their nails trimmed – you would have thought our Ringneck was getting murdered when we would do his nails. 30 seconds and some scrambled eggs later – it was like it never happened – and we were both better for it.
Learn how to assemble this trimmer, towel a bird and trim its nails
Thanks for the info, Mitch. The lack of cord may make me less anxious during my Lorie’s scream-fest.
I’m glad to say that my order has been shipped to me very speedily. many thanks. And I do, however, have a slight problem with the mini drill/beak trimmer- the collet which holds the drill bit that I really need does not fit into the body of the drill. that is the drill bit with the smaller rubberized wheel’ over which the mini sand belt is placed.
As luck would have it all the other collets fit fine. As I don’t want to ship the whole thing back, could you either arrange for another collet to be sent to me or advise on another option for trimming the bird’s beak with the mini drill which avoids using this collet. -will I get on ok with the polishing bits? The bird is a small lovebird. To confirm the collet which does not fit is the third largest out of the 4. The collets being the inner brass things under the silver collar(chuck).
I’m sorry for the problems you’re having with the Rotary trimmer but we can help you make this work. Please press the shaft restraint button and twist off the aluminum collet retainer. This will reveal the brass collet
Slip the collet out and in the clear plastic box that the drill bits came in you will find three additional collets the largest of which will accommodate the small rubberized wheel (see image). Slip the aluminum retainer .place the new collet into the shaft, onto the threads insert the rubberized and tighten. This will you get you on your way.
Mastering the art of safe and noninvasive restraint techniques for your companion bird is essential for proper grooming and emergency first aid procedures.
One of the most primary lessons in our Parrot Life Seminars is a demonstration on proper towel restraint for various species of birds. It’s also one of the crucial items avian caretakers need to know in the event of an emergency or for grooming and general health assessment. In a previous post, we’ve discussed how HARI fledglings are desensitized to towel by teaching them towel cradling.
Fledglings learn very quickly that their towel is “OK” which makes grooming or emergency handling a less stressful situation. Well, what about parrots that were not towel trained…that can be challenging for both the bird and the novice handler. In the same manner, we practice fire drills or other emergency procedures at home or at work, we do recommend that you practice towel restraint with birds long before an actual emergency arises. With regular practice on a method that is noninvasive, your feathered buddy will soon learn that this is “OK” too! If you are uncomfortable at first, ask your avian veterinarian or an experienced bird friend to assist.
So let’s begin this first lesson in a step by step guideline for Towel Restraint, but first, take a moment to understand the cautionary statement about preparing your bird for a towel restraint!
CAUTION: Care must be taken never to apply pressure on the body of the bird. The bird’s air sacs are found throughout the body. Many handlers fail to realize that compressing the lower body (above the hips) can be suffocating to the bird!
If the bird shows signs of hypoventilation (rapid breathing and signs of overheating), then release the bird immediately to resume at a later time. Overweight and inactive birds have a lower tolerance for restraint and stress. The towel will restrict movement of your bird if it is tucked properly.
TIPS: overweight birds or birds unaccustomed to handling can be sprayed with water prior to towel restraint. This cools the body temperature and actually eases the “wrap” process.
1. Assemble your tools :
Towels: choose a towel material that does not slip or one that does not shred or unthread easily, as nails tend to get caught in the loops and loose threads.
For All Size Birds
Gel Pad ( A Gel-type Seat cushion is perfect as it protects the bird’s shoulder region when he’s lying on his back on the counter)
Spray mist bottle with room temperature water
Advisable for 2 people
2 Large towels (3 X the size of the bird with wings expanded)
Velcro strap for larger bird restraint
2 Hand size towel-
Small Velcro strap
2. Place the Gel Pad Cushion on a countertop for padding. You can use a large towel if you don’t have a cushion.
3. Place Open Velcro strip on the pad about where the bird middle section would be once he’s on the Gel Pad. It doesn’t have to be perfectly placed-but rather ready.