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Clipping Nails
« on: April 20, 2011, 07:38:52 PM »

Mine is still a baby, how do you know when the nails need clipping, how long should they be, i have no idea if my greys nails are too long, any help would be great, also should i take her to a vet to get them cliped or do you do it yourself
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Re: clipping nails
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2011, 07:45:48 PM »

i personally would take him to vet, as if they bleed they are hard to stop, also bella has long blood vesels and her nails cant go too short. at least for the first time go to vet, however some people on here do it ok, :thumbsup:
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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2011, 07:50:38 PM »

Two ways to tell Mary,
firstly when on a flat surface the feet should lay flat, if raised because of the nails then they are getting long.
Secondly if your hands/arms are getting cut to ribbons then they are getting long  :biggrin:

As whether to do it yourself, depends how confident you are ,maybe best to let the vet do it first time and take it from there  :thumbsup:
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Re: clipping nails
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2011, 07:55:28 PM »

 The Dudes are always done at the vets :secret:
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Re: clipping nails
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2011, 07:57:04 PM »

Thank you, do they realy need there nails clipping is this a normal thing for a grey? sorry to be a pain, does everyone take them to the vets for clipping, is this what you do, does everyone do this?
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Re: clipping nails
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2011, 07:58:40 PM »

Sorry, i mean is this natural to do this, do greys nails grow to long, is this normal
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Re: clipping nails
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2011, 08:01:12 PM »

Yep it's normal. There are ways to combat it with perches and toys, but sometimes it just happens. Like us really.
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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2011, 08:02:44 PM »

It is normal, natural/sandy/concrete perches help to keep them down.
I don't take them to the vet, I do it myself as I think quite a few do  :thumbsup:
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Re: clipping nails
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2011, 08:10:55 PM »

Thank you. i dont think i could do it myself, do you clip them with a clipper bob or do you file them, if you dont mind me asking.
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« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2011, 08:23:45 PM »

Don't mind you asking Mary  :biggrin: I clip them, find it much quicker and less stressful to them than filing, I only take a very small bit off each time  :thumbsup:
But I know others file them or use a dremel, whatever works for you  :thumbsup:
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Re: clipping nails
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2011, 08:38:34 PM »

I file Charlie's nails.......ok, first of all I have to say, I'm not  :crazy:  you will see there is method in my madness..........

When Charlie is in his cage, we play a game called Tickle Toe Toes!  I say in a stupid voice, "tickle toe toes, I'm going to tickle toe toes!" then I catch his toes and play with them, touching all of the toe and the nails, he loves it, he goes upside down and bends his head around, we make it a game.....but........every so often we play the game and I have a nail file/emery board in my hand, so, we tickle toe toes and I file nails....easy peasy, done.  If you do it regularly, it's really only a two minute job.  Of course you have to remember which one you have done because you won't be able to play tickle toe toes for so long as to get them all done at once.  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

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Re: clipping nails
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2011, 08:40:57 PM »

I'll make a video clip tomorrow and show you.........no laughing though!  :nono:

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Re: clipping nails
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2011, 09:01:44 PM »

 The only way id be able to cut Festers is if i was Edward  Sissorhands  :rofl: :rofl:
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Re: clipping nails
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2011, 09:10:17 PM »

 :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

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Re: clipping nails
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2011, 09:13:29 PM »

I file as I'm too scared to clip incase I get it wrong x
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Re: Clipping Nails
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2011, 07:10:07 AM »

I file them myself  :thumbsup: Not too short, just to take the sharp points off.
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Re: Clipping Nails
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2011, 07:35:13 AM »

Flint is scared of the nail file, he got his done at the vets when he had his annual check up. Hoping once a year would be enough.

I like the sound of 'Tickle Toe Toes' though - will try this game with Flint! It might turn into 'Finger Off Off' though  :rofl: :rofl:
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Re: clipping nails
« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2011, 08:38:48 AM »

I'll make a video clip tomorrow and show you.........no laughing though!  :nono:

Thanks all, i might have a go at the filing, looking forward to seeing the video Pat, promise not to laugh, i am sure others aswell will find it a good learning process.
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Re: Clipping Nails
« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2011, 09:46:08 AM »

Ha ha Lesley, I would agree with that
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Re: Clipping Nails
« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2011, 11:01:58 AM »

Is the world ready for this..........  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: 
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