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Q: Any tips on clipping rabbit's black nails?

August 25, 2008 | By Monica H. | 4 answers | Expired: 2054 days ago

Any tips on clipping rabbit's black nails?

I can't see the cuticle on one of my rabbit's nails, they are all totally black. I clip them, but only minimally. I would love any tips on where to go to get this done, or how I can better do this myself.

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Natalie C.
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Sep 01, 2008

If you touch under the nail you should feel a dip down or scrachy area where the nail is thicker all of the sudden. Cut a litte before that area and you should be as low as you can without being to close to hurting him/her! =) I have two dogs and one cat with all black nails and I'm thinking if it works for them it should work for your rabbits =) Good luck!

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Jill R.
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Aug 25, 2008

just be very careful and take off just the pointy tips, you can also use a file to smooth down ruff edges.

the other thing is, be very careful when restraining a rabbit for any procedure. a nervous bunny can kick out during a struggle and break their own backs

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amber f.
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Aug 25, 2008

try holding a flashlight under the nail to see if that will help you see the cuticle. you might want to try a vet for small animals. I take my cats to a cat hospital and they also accept small animals like rabbits.

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