My Poor Baby

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newtoguineas

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Just took the boys to the veterinary nurse to have their nails clipped. She caught one of Waylons too low and it was dripping blood :( I feel guilty and sick and been crying all the way home :(
 

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I know that feeling. But Waylon will be fine.

My piggy has black nails too, and I'm too scared to cut them by myself and when the vet did it, I was very nervous.
 

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I know that feeling. But Waylon will be fine.

My piggy has black nails too, and I'm too scared to cut them by myself and when the vet did it, I was very nervous.
I have this problem all the time my marzipans nails are black and she's the most fidgety one and when you do catch them you feel so guilty ! x
 

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Please don't feel bad! These things happen. It is bad that the vet nurse clipped them too short.
 

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Don't feel bad! Must be annoying that the 'pro's aka vets' cannot cut a guinea pigs nails! Just a tip you can use a nail file instead of a clipper so no more guilt and blood!
 

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I've done this a couple of times clipping my pigs nails. I felt awful but it was obviously a genuine accident and it wasn't as if I was just cutting them for fun. Don't give yourself a hard time about it. It does hurt the wee pig but from what I've read online, once it settles it's a similar sensation to when a human Cuts their nails too short. So it's annoying and sensitive but not serious. (providing they're not cut super short). Your piggy will forgive you (bring carrots!). :oops:
 
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