Posted 22 June 2012 - 03:50 PM
Does anyone know how much it would approximately cost to remove one nail? I have had Disco for about 8 months now, and I have been taking her to get her nails clipped and have luckily been able to cut the demented nail without any problems. I think she may have broken it before I adopted her with her previous owner, so now that nail grows curled under, almost poking into the pad of her foot. After she gets it cut, it seems like it may be a bit tender.. but that goes away a few hours later.
However, I can't help but feel we have gotten lucky too many times and that one day we are going to cut into the quick. I don't want her to be uncomfortable after the trimming of that nail, or if it prods into her foot.
Anyone have any idea how much this would cost at an avian vet? I would just like an estimate just so I have an idea of what I'm going into. I could continue the frequent trimmings, she doesn't seem to mind them.. but since I have started to trim and file her other nails, I would just be making that special trip for that one nail.
Would it throw her off balance? Does it seem excessive? Is there a greater risk than potential benefit?