Your bird will be groomed with a clean, bleached towel that has not been used on another bird. If you prefer using your towel please inform us. Our usual grooming procedure includes cutting and filing your bird’s nails, trimming the feathers to prevent his or her flying away and smoothing of the beak to remove old tissue. We ordinarily cut the outer 5-7 feathers depending on the species. If you want a different cut, please inform us. Beak work other that the usual minimal trimming and smoothing is usually not performed unless we have discussed this previously. We can usually gradually correct minor scissor beak or misalignment, but severe cases should be performed by your veterinarian.