Installing the tip:
Remove the two terminal screws, insert the tip inward until the tip is fully seated, replace the screws and tighten.
The recharging stand is designed to be operated on 110 volts.
To recharge, place the peticure in the charging stand with the pushbutton toward the front.
Recharges from dead to full charge between 3-4 hours.
Ni-cad batteries develop a memory after a time; the best ways to manage and obtain the longest life out of your re-chargeable battery is too thoroughly and completely charge your cautery, then use it until the battery runs completely down before recharging. I’ve found that between uses I store my cautery in the refrigerator this also extends the battery life. Never leave your cautery in the charging stand plugged in, it can and will over-charge burning out the battery.
Battery replacement, $34.95 plus $8.00 shipping.
Turn the red button to the “use” position, and depress the button to operate.
When not in use, turn the button to the lock position.
Tip temperature can be controlled by pressing the button momentarily on and off during use. This may be necessary when trimming.
When the cautery-operating button is pressed, the tip heats to over 1000O almost immediately. Do not hold the tip while pushing the button.
1.When you are finished make sure to rotate the button back to the lock position.
2. Do not allow metal objects to touch or short across the recessed charging points.
3. Do not lay the peticure against any surface after using until the tip has cooled
The peticure cordless cautery is an excellent device for assisting in nail and beak trimming. The nails and beak are composed of a very vascular bone, which is covered by keratin that melts when heated. Melting the keratin is an effective means of stopping the bleeding. Never apply the peticure directly to the skin or feathers. Careful restraint is necessary. This requires two people. The best restraint is generally done by wrapping a towel around the parrot's head. Gently hold the parrot with one hand around the neck just below the beak and another hand holding the feet. Never restrict the chest.
To use the peticure, two methods can be used. The first method is to clip the nail with regular nail clippers (recommended method). When the nail is cut too short and bleeding occurs, apply the peticure directly to the bleeding surface. Usually the bleeding stops with just a few quick applications of the cautery. If the bleeding is profuse, gently squeeze the toe to stop the bleeding and reuse the peticure. The second method is to use the peticure to melt back the nail to the desired length. The peticure is applied to the end of the nail and the nail melts back. Remember that underneath the keratin is a bone; so don't melt the nail too far back.
I really suggest having your veterinarian assist in training you on the proper use of this tool.
Normally a parrot's beak requires no trimming. However, some birds do have abnormal beaks that require trimming. This may be due to a number of problems like infection, mites, PBFD, trauma, and the most common is malnutrition. The underlining disease should be diagnosed and treated. The peticure cordless rechargeable cautery is an important tool if the beak requires trimming on a routine basis. Generally the beak is trimmed with a file or dremal tool to the desired shape. Any bleeding can be stopped by gently applying the peticure to the bleeding surface. Be careful not to touch the tongue as this would result in a severe burn.
If your peticure cordless cautery fails to operate within one (1) year from the date of the original purchase, Petiatric.com will repair or replace it. Our warranty does not cover tips. As Petiatric.com has no control over usage of this unit, it assumes no responsibility losses or damages from misuse other than replacement of parts.