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Old 09-13-2011, 09:25 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Thank you for all of the great suggestions! Tonight I'll see what I can do about those nails! Hopefully I can get one foot done!
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Old 09-17-2011, 05:48 PM   #12 (permalink)
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After bath time I put my girl on a towel on my lap with my hand underneath. I slid out one foot from under her with my hand that is under the towel and quickly snip them with the other hand. I usually only get one or two so I move on the the next foot and keep rotating until I get most of them done It works great for me!
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Old 09-22-2011, 01:44 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I've found that usually holding her in one hand and letting her foot slide out between my fingers, gripping, and then clipping (carefully) tends to work. Although when I tried it the other day, she put her mouth on my thumb and looked up at me as if to say "if you close that clipper, I will bite down!"
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Old 09-28-2011, 11:28 PM   #14 (permalink)
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i find this super easy if you give her a couple mealies and while she is eating them quickly grab a paw and clip the nails, when her nails need cliping, save a few days worth of mealies cause you may need to gim him/her a few for each paw.! for some reason my hedgie doesnt care what i do with him while he is eating mealworms!
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Old 09-29-2011, 12:15 AM   #15 (permalink)
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What I often do is: use both the palms of my hands to kinda "walk" Pearl away from me on my palms. Then when she is stepping good, I hold one of the little legs between my index finger and my long finger of the front hand (just do this by bringing your fingers together--not grabbing the leg with the finger tips). That way I can gently hold the leg secure. The foot is kinda dangling down between your fingers and you can get to it from underneath. This works best for me with the front feet. Back ones are harder I think.
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