and the forums are acting up and wouldn't let me into my first post... I think I messed it up somehow... ANYWAYS, Just did my first bird. Wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. After I got the courage to cut him, it was as simple as that. I made sure I thanked him and rubbed his comb and under his beak telling him how good he was. After he was gone, it was like nothing. No big deal after that. The smell was horrific though..had to shower to get it to go away. BLEK! If an 18 year old girly girl can do it, so can you!