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Black toe nails

UhreGuineas

Junior Guinea Pig
Joined
Mar 16, 2018
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Location
USA
#1
So my black piggie Daisy has black toe nails. I don't know where the quick is on her foot so I don't know how far to cut. Does anyone know how to deal with this?
 

Siikibam

Teenage Guinea Pig
Joined
Jul 31, 2017
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450
Location
Sevenoaks
#2
There’s a video on YouTube (if I remember correctly) that says it helps to shine a light underneath the nail so you can see the quick. Our boys have black toenails so I just trim and stop before I think I need to cut some more off. I’ve cut them too short a couple of times hence why I’m now over cautious.
 

daveclark79

Junior Guinea Pig
Joined
Aug 10, 2016
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Location
Northumberland
#5
Mine has one black foot, if you can, shine a light underneath or I tend to trim a few millimetres off and have the flour on standby, just incase
 
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