I have a rabbit with white nails and one with black nails. If you decide to do it yourself, take your time. You don't have to do all of the nails in one day. Let your rabbit get used to you messing with his nails. When you are first learning how, It is best to just cut the very points, not even close to the quick. Every little bit helps, and when you and your rabbit get more relaxed, then you can think about doing the perfect job. Have some powder on hand, as Fane81 mentioned. The brand I buy is called "Quick Stop," but if you can't find any, corn starch will also work to stop bleeding.