Wednesday, September 15, 2010
CYRUS HAS HIS FEATHERS RUFFELED!
Cyrus is having his beak trimmed while he is still asleep after having his physical and his flight feathers and nails trimmed. The veterinarian uses a Dermal tool to grind down and smooth his beak.
The Plexiglas chamber is where the vet. places the birds to be examined. He places the bird's head into the cone you see inside the chamber, (it is clear with a black rubber ring on the open end) and the bird is given enough gas to put him to sleep. The doctor can then do a physical exam and trim the wing feathers and nails.
As soon a Cyrus is back in the car he notices his sharp claws are no longer as they were! He hates to have his nails trimmed and dulled so he starts right to work sharpening them again. He will not be satisfied until his nails are as as sharp as the finest hypodermic needle!