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Old 10-19-2013, 06:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My hedgehog always curls up on me when I try to get anywhere near his feet and if that wasn't bad enough he can also be a bit of a nibbler. He was just at the vet and for some reason she didn't clip two of his nails so now they're super long and starting to sort of grow over the other ones and I don't want that to happen. How can I get at his feet without him curling up?
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Old 10-19-2013, 06:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There's a lot of threads on the forum discussing nail trimming methods, especially lately. It can be a good idea to search sometimes before you ask. But the short answer is to try doing so in a bath, where most hedgehogs are more reluctant to ball up. Just get the two longest ones, then start keeping a close eye on them & clip a couple every week or a couple times a week to stay on top of them without trying to do too many at once.
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Old 10-21-2013, 01:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I would only add that there are great YouTube videos as well

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