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Q: How to cut Guinea Pigs Nails?

August 13, 2009 | By SweetIcee | 5 answers | Expired: 1941 days ago

SweetIcee

My brother's guinea pig has really long, gross nails, so I tried to help him cut them yesterday. We used a dog nail clipper and a human nail clipper, but neither seemed to work very well. Any suggestions?

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Aug 13, 2009

I don't know much about guinea pigs, but small bird nail clippers might work.

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cassie w.
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Aug 18, 2009

normal nail clippers work just fine for guinea pigs just make sure they r sharp. to clip the front nails make sure to stick ur finger under one arm pit. clip above the the red in the nails. if u hit the red and the nail bleeds dont panic but sick the paw right away in blood stop. if u do not have blood stop i put a paper towel under the paw and put pressure one the bleeding toe. the blood will stop after a while. to clip hind feet flip piggy on back with two hands. one hand one chest and other on rump. when on back slide hand up to the top of leg and press. the leg will straighten. again clip above the blood line. if nails are black then clip very end. it is very hard to tell where the line is so clip a little at a time. if ur piggys is not used to being handled and clipped it will move around alot so do this with two pople. one holds and one cuts. if u do not feel u will be able to do this take ur piggy to a vet that specializes in small animals. they will clip he nails for u. good luck!

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APPLEISSOCUTE11
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Aug 15, 2009

i would take him to the vet.then let the vet show u how to do it

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