They do look a bit long however with the nail being black I would be reluctant to cut them unless experienced as you don't want to cut the blood supply. If you can take him/her to an avian vet to get them trimmed. Alternatively if you got him in a pet shop they may also provide the service.
Yes kakariki claws , do appear to long when compared to other parrots, espec of similar size.
We have never had to trim kakariki claws.. yes sulphur crested and some other very large parrots...
We have had rescued kakariki given to us in the past, that for some reason had extra long claws..longer than pic above... I was considering trimming while observing for a few days.
As these birds recovered with good care diet over a week or so, they also chewed at their claws, eventually having them break off themselves.
This has happened on several times over many yrs
Those claws in the pic do appear a little long, but also very thin right up to the base.
This could be a diet issue.. trace elements. phosphorus/ calcium/ vit C/ iron.
kakariki require a high protein/iron (meat) and consume over 6 times veggies than seed by weight.. and that doesnt include meat/ fruit. _________________ My Spelling is Not Incorrect...It's 'Creative'
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