Winthrop's toenails have been getting long, and while I've been trying to gradually work on them with an emery board-- I don't want to use sand perches because they can cause bumblefoot-- they're getting in the way of his walking (the front tips of his toes lift up). That said, he does mainly walk on his toes-- the arch of his foot is above the ground usually. Is this normal? Also, he crosses his toes, or more accurately, his toenails. Is this something to worry about?
I'll put up a picture soon-- his perches are manzanita, grapewood, and rope. On his threshhold I put up a folded piece of paper because I wasn't sure the plain cage threshold was thick enough for his feet. Then I put an emery board under the paper so it doesn't touch his feet, just his toenails and only the long ones. The only plastic perches in his cage are on his food dishes.