Grooming Overview

Welcome to LifeWithParrots! We are a home based business that offers a quality grooming service providing our client’s feathered companion with safe beak, nail and wing trimming. We’ll do everything we can to ensure your bird has the best experience possible and you can feel confident knowing your bird’s beak, nails and wings will be properly groomed.

For beak and nail trimming we use a dremel on low speed without sedation as it reduces the risk of breaking a blood vessel and removes the risks associated with sedating birds. Dremel bits are always disinfected after each grooming session using a steam cleaner to keep the bits clean and sanitary for the next bird. If we are unable to trim a bird’s nails with the dremel, we will use nail clippers instead with “Kwik Stop” on hand if any bleeding occurs.

Please note that blood feathers (immature feather shafts) and long nail quicks (blood vessels) may prevent us from trimming wings and nails to the preferred length. We will do our best but it may take a couple nail trims for the blood vessels to recede enough before we can get the nails down to a normal length. If your bird has blood feathers, it usually takes a few weeks for them to grow out and may enable your bird to partially fly.

We ask that you make an appointment at least 48 hours ahead of time to ensure we will be available. We will do our best to accommodate last minute appointments but can not guarantee that we will be available.

All birds must meet the following requirements:

  • Be in general good health. Plucking/barbering due to stress, habit or hormones is acceptable
  • Be completely weaned for at least 2 weeks
  • Have no open wounds or recent major injuries (occurring within one (1) month before the appointment date)
  • Be harnessed or in a carrier when entering and exiting LifeWithParrots

If you’re interested in bringing your feathered companion(s) to us for grooming, please look over and fill out the LifeWithParrots grooming form found on our website under “Grooming” and then send it to our email or bring it in with you. Any questions? We’d be happy to answer them through email or you can call/text us anytime between 9am – 9pm at our phone number found on our website under “Contact Us”. Thank you for your interest, hope to see you and your feathered companion soon!

Better late than never! Pictured is a before and after overgrown beak and nail trim. Super sweet bird and very happy owners!