Hey I'm reposting this here because there isn't alot of activity in the caged bird section and I know I see alot of chicken owners with parrots! I need some advice on how to clip my Moluccan Cockatoo's nails~ My nail clippers totally make him nervous. He is very friendly and lets me handle him, flip him over, pet him everywhere but I haven't quite figured out a method to trim his nails. I will not take him to a vet because last year a licensed avian vet trimmed his wings completely wrong and nearly killed him!! He was seriously injured because he had no flight at all and just fell smack dab on the floor injured his tail and everything... I'd have to say It was one of the most horrifying experiences in my life. It tramatized him and he was still a young baby, I was scared he may start feather plucking as these kinds of parrots are very prone to it. I spent weeks working with him and cuddling him offering reassurance and he gradually got better. Now he has all his flight feathers coming back in finally... and his tail feathers are starting to grow back out as well. He trusts me so I want to be the one who trims his nails and feathers(if needed) from now on. Can you offer any advice and techniques for me, also what kind of nails trimmers work best for a Large Parrot? Thanks for any info my chicken loving friends!! Here's some pics of my baby!