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  1. Siikibam

    Nail Trimmer And Brushing

    Ive used our nail cutter in the past to cut the boys’ nails but I’m not too happy with the way it works. I did a search and found some use clippers. I’m wondering if this is the correct one? Secondly, they seem to shed a lot - in finding hairs in the bathroom and on my bedside table, and other...
  2. Han Heydon

    Issues With Nails & Clipping

    hey wondering if anyone could give me some advice. one of my piggies is all brown including his nails which makes it very hard to see the quick of his nails and he very much hates having his nails cut. As a result he wriggles which makes it that much harder. as a result he often goes a while...
  3. B

    Strange Behaviour

    Hi All! Benji just confused us a little. I put him down on the floor for his run, and he was walking around fine and suddenly he stopped, held his front foot in the air until i approached him, he then walked off but was looking like he didn't want to put much weight on his right hand side. I...
  4. TheLottiediarys

    Very Large Weirdly Coloured Nail?

    Hi guys, Something Aurora has had since I've got her is a strange, large oddly coloured nail. I've got a photo here: As you can see its clearly different from her other nails, it's a back foot so I know they are large and thick anyway, The issue I'm having with this nail is it all looks and...
  5. TheLottiediarys

    Struggling To Trim Rabbits Nails.

    Hi guys! We've got some rabbits, two I believe are giants or in any case very large rabbits and one is a normal sized. Flick the normal sized doe's nails are perfectly fine, I think she spends a lot of time in the run so files them down naturally but my two large/giant grey rabbits seems to...
  6. Gia

    3 Nails, One Toe

    I have owned guinea pigs for about a year and half now. I just got another pig about a week ago, and I noticed he has three nails on one toe! I just wanted to share this, because I thought it was extremely bazaar. Any vets who could tell me why he has them? Gia xoxo
  7. Hlao-roo

    Super Sharp Nails - Help!

    My piggy Romeo has super sharp nails! I trim them but he has broken my skin a few times recently with them because they still stay really sharp. My other piggies scratch a little but no where near as bad as Romeo. Is there a way to dull them a little? Can I file them? Any success stories with...
  8. I

    Nail Clipping

    I plan on getting 2 male Guinea pigs in August, after researching further about Guinea pig health I realized that the nails will need to be cut when neccescary. I am also aware of the quick and the fact that cutting the quick can lead to a result of pain for the Guinea pigs. Please comment how...
  9. Alexandra West

    Nail Polish On A Piggie?

    Hey! I was at my friends house yesterday and she got a guinea pig a few days ago, and she was painting his nails with O.P.I nail polish. I told her it was a bad idea, but she didn't listen. She's had around 4 piggies before, so I wanted to ask the question if this is actually safe or not. For...
  10. S

    What To Do About Guinea Pig Nail Growing Back?

    Hi all! This is my first post here. So I just had my guinea pigs boarded when I went away and they did a courtesy nail trim, and cut Daisy's nail too short- down to the toe :( (which I understand happens as I've done it myself) I took her back to get checked out and the vet told me to just...
  11. A

    Curling Nails And Not Walking

    Hi everybody. Starting off, I'm really sorry if this isn't in the right forums, I literally joined a few seconds ago but I really need some advice. I'm watching my neighbors dog/guinea pig, and the dogs fine but I'm a bit concerned about the guinea pig. They barely clean out its cage and so the...
  12. Guineapigfeet

    Trimming Baby Nails

    What age should you start trimming nails? I don't want them to grow too much as half of them (out of three pigs) are black and long quicks are a pain in the bum! My girls are about 6 months old and still have needley baby claws, apart from one claw on one pig which is a bit thicker and looks...
  13. A&T

    Nail Length.

    So I trimm my girls nails frequently, or when I think they need a little trim. But over the last year or so I've noticed with Amber my older pig (5) her nails are really starting to curl... Now originally I thought "oh I must have left them to long" but it isn't, I've just cut her nails again...
  14. Squidgypigs

    Our Squidgypigs (including New Freead Rescues)

    Our original duo (named by my daughter) Ethel-Seal The Poo Banana Peppa Pea Pirate Soup The 3/2/2016 rescues (freead piggies - went for two young sows came back with four mature sows, all in bad condition, two obviously pregnant, and a boar. (we have space, veg & friendly vet). Blondie...
  15. WinnieandBear

    Did Anyone Else See The Piggy On Bbc News?!?! Poor Things Nails?!

    Oh my god I am shocked by the guinea pig just shown on BBC News being cared for by a disabled gentleman its nails were over an inch long and literally SPIRALLED from clearly never being cut!? The poor thing I can't believe that was just aired without being picked up on! Poor thing I feel awful...
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