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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-09-2007, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
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Cutting nails?

How hard is this to do? Is there a place that I can read how to do it? Or should I just find a vet and have them do it for me? What do you all do/ think? I clip the dogs' nails with no problems so I assume its similar but they say to use a regular nail clipper. I do have the pet clippers from the dogs though.


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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-09-2007, 01:37 PM
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Guinea Lynx :: Nail Clipping Read over this link, it is very helpful.

If you are nervous about doing it, you could always have your vet show you how. Its very easy to do, especially if your pigs have white nails. I use cat toenail trimmers on my pigs nails.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-09-2007, 02:00 PM
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yep I'd get the smallest nail clippers you can find - and ones that cut like scissors not like a guilotine. G/L!
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-09-2007, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, I decided to make an appt to have my shih tzu pup groomed instead of doing it myself. So I asked them if they clip the guinea pigs nails there and they do. They told me they would show me how to do it... so I guess I'll learn how to do it on Thursday afternoon. I am gonna bring the most fidgety one with me so they can show me on her lol.

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If you can cut dog nails I can't see you not being able to cut piggie nails! I cannotcut the dogs nails but I cut the cats, bunnies (when I can catch them) and I have cut piggie nails. I think it's much easier than the dogs.

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