i'd expect all good vets to put a towel over he birds head. and i manhandle my birds every day too,but he way CMB described it did sound rather harsh.
Yeah, I had to manhandle him on monday because he decided to be an escapologist! lol But I just covered him and picked him up gently, he didn't bite, scream or struggle it was fine. The vet wasn't like that at all he really grabbed him and stressed him out, pulling his body around. I was prepared for him to be uncomfortable but that just seemed really wrong
mine are to the point i can sit them on my knee hold thier wing and clip it with out any problems they just watch.
That is amazing! I'd love to be able to do that! How on earth do make make them comfortable with you like that??