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Cutting Pigs Nails

Chestnut&Hazel

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My 2 pigs are 2 years old so they have had numerous nail trimmings, but only on their back feet. Do i need to trim their front nails? One of my girls, (the one who really doesn't like having her nails done) has one long front nail but not long enough that it is getting in the way of her paw. Should i put her through a short discomfort, (she has squealed occasionally while i am trimming her back feet, and i have never even cut the quick, i also do it with a friends help so i am not squashing her or anything.) or should i just leave it?
 

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My 2 pigs are 2 years old so they have had numerous nail trimmings, but only on their back feet. Do i need to trim their front nails? One of my girls, (the one who really doesn't like having her nails done) has one long front nail but not long enough that it is getting in the way of her paw. Should i put her through a short discomfort, (she has squealed occasionally while i am trimming her back feet, and i have never even cut the quick, i also do it with a friends help so i am not squashing her or anything.) or should i just leave it?
Please cut the front toes as well.
You may find our guide (with a video) helpful: Guide to Cutting Guinea Pig Nails

If you are worried, you would alternatively book an appointment with a vet nurse. Many clinics offer this service for a reasonable price.
 

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Please cut the front toes as well.
You may find our guide (with a video) helpful: Guide to Cutting Guinea Pig Nails

If you are worried, you would alternatively book an appointment with a vet nurse. Many clinics offer this service for a reasonable price.
OK i defiantly will. Ill try and detract her with grass, treats, carrot and whatever else it takes. Thank you so much for such a quick reply.
 

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I always take mine to the vet nurse. I’m too scared of hurting them, especially as Merab is gold medal wriggler.
It’s not too expensive
 
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