Hi there! It's been a while since my last post but I have a question. My budgie has started chewing on my nails. I don't ever do my nails around the bird, I'm very cautious about products with fumes! However, after my nails are dry, my little Moonie likes to chew on my dry nails. I think he is attracted to the shiny colors. I try to discourage this behavior by gently manipulating my finger tips away from him. It turns into a sort of rough-housing, finger wrestling situation. I just want to know if anything bad can happen if he happens to chip off a tiny piece and swallow it before I can get my fingers away. He just finished his first moult and is starting to be a bit of a brat.
Since you don't do your nails that often, you could invest in gel polishes. Once gel polish cures under a light, it's practically indestructible. Sally Henson sells both tradition gel kits and a new "miracle" gel that doesn't use light.