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Old 09-18-2009, 10:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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All righty. So I've had Tiggy since April. We get along O.K. Mostly we cuddle since her main form of playing is running on her wheel. Now I know she needs her nails clipped, but apparently she doesn't care because she will barely let me. Sometimes, if I'm lucky, I can sneak a clip at her back feet, but getting near those front footsies is near impossible!

Is there any way I can get her to let me? Or at least someone I can take her to to get it done??
She let me for a while but she hasn't for a few weeks and I'm getting worried...
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Old 09-18-2009, 10:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you could take her to the vet. But try trimming them in the bath if you are not already. Also if you have a friend that can help by holding the hedgehog while you trim it might help. I always find it easier to do Quigley's nails when my boyfriend holds him in the bath. He laces his fingers under Quigley letting his legs stick out and holds him just above the water. I usually do one paw or one nail on each paw depending on how long they are. Front legs are really hard to do. Unless they are curling over don't try them until you are comfortable. They are the ones you will most likely make bleed by nicking the quick.

Good Luck

RIP Quigley, I miss you my little grumpus.
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