Trimming front claws? - Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum
Hedgehog Central GalleryForum Archives Facebook Link

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-17-2013, 01:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Chicago Il
Posts: 251
Question Trimming front claws?

I have been able to clip Petra's back claws really well, My finance holds her and her feet kinda hang off his hand and it's really easy to get them this way.

I am wondering if anyone has any ideas for getting the front ones??? I can tell a couple of them are a little long, and my luck she has a dew claw on her front paws, which I know can be troublesome. How do you guys do it?
ceopet is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-17-2013, 01:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: The Northern Wastelands
Posts: 1,922
Default

We have a similar system of hold & dangle here. Letting my small friend hide his head under a blanket, and let his front paws dangle, works for us as long as he's in sleepy/nap mode.

The blanket only became necessary after I read about a different hedgehog on the forum lunging at and biting the nail clippers. The next time I tried to get his nails after that, he started lunging, too. Dratted forum-lurking literate hedgehog!
Annie&Tibbers is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-17-2013, 10:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Chicago Il
Posts: 251
Default

LOL!

I will have to try that with a blanket thank you She loves hiding under things, and when we take her out everynight we wake her up so usually she roams for just a few minutes and then starts looking for a place to fall back to sleep so this should work
ceopet is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-17-2013, 05:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
Member
 
LittleWontonPoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 193
Default

I also go with the blanket method. Having a nibbler, anything can happen to my fingers. Hahaha. Blanket keeps me safe! Also, for front paws, you just need a firm grip, because for sure she will bring up a fight!
LittleWontonPoo is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-17-2013, 05:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
bugster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 228
Default

After I finish the main part of Snickers' bath I grab her front paws and trim them then. She is usually calm then. Her claws are also softer.
__________________


"It is easy to get nose to nose with dogs, but nose to nose with hedgehogs takes a little more trouble. Still, if you take that trouble, you find something extaordinary."

~The Hedgehog's Dilemma





*Owner of my lovely hedgie Snickers*

Last edited by bugster; 10-17-2013 at 05:56 PM.
bugster is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Letters in front of names? xxanniesocialxx General Questions 3 07-24-2013 03:54 AM
Trouble with front toenails Lizblizz Feet and legs 3 02-23-2013 05:11 PM
splatting in front of the fan elithranielle Health 2 06-08-2012 11:51 PM
Front Quills Shaking Dylan227 Health 0 01-20-2012 09:20 AM
clipping claws hedgehoglove14 Health 3 01-16-2012 03:33 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:57 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
PetGuide.com
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum