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How do I trim my guinea pigs nails if they are brown?

Veggies Galore

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their nails still need trimming . I have a sow with brown nails and I just trim a little bit regularly . Sometimes , you can see the quick if you shine a light on the nail.
 

Hank288

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Just take a small amount off the end more regularly than if doing a full trim. Don't worry if you catch the quick a tiny bit as the bleeding will stop quickly and the pigs will forgive you. Just be careful and take just the tips off.
 

HeatherW

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There's also a groove on the underside of the nail (if you can see or feel it!) Cut a short way before the groove ends. There are also helpful diagrams online so you can get a rough idea.
 
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