Beak help

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Hi everyone. Long time tortoise owner. I currently have a large male sulcata. He is over 120 pounds and his beak is quite long and is growing out. I have been trying to trim it for months. Vet tried and failed, I’ve tried everything. I had three guys trying to hold him and we couldn’t get him still enough to trim it. Any tricks here? Feeding him cactus on concrete. He is eating fine, just know this is something that needs to be addressed.
 

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Hi everyone. Long time tortoise owner. I currently have a large male sulcata. He is over 120 pounds and his beak is quite long and is growing out. I have been trying to trim it for months. Vet tried and failed, I’ve tried everything. I had three guys trying to hold him and we couldn’t get him still enough to trim it. Any tricks here? Feeding him cactus on concrete. He is eating fine, just know this is something that needs to be addressed.
We need to see what we're talking about to make any sort of recommendation.
 

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Here are some. He is very timid around his face (mostly because I’m trying to get to this)

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Turn a five gallon bucket upside down and set him on top of it. One person make sure he doesn't wiggle off and fall. The other person can wait in front with a Dremel or some diagonal pliers to do the deed. Usually being elevated that way will make them stick their head out. I've done several this way.
 

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Turn a five gallon bucket upside down and set him on top of it. One person make sure he doesn't wiggle off and fall. The other person can wait in front with a Dremel or some diagonal pliers to do the deed. Usually being elevated that way will make them stick their head out. I've done several this way.
interesting. I’ve tried the dremel and he freaked out and didn’t come out for a day. Diagonal pliers is interesting. He used to let me pet his head now he won’t let me come close to his face :(
 

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Just tried this method and it worked! Thank you all! He has a nice new smile now.
 
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