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Old 01-06-2019, 07:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Nail Trimming vs. Filing

So I’ve been reading and hearing a lot about filing nails as oppose to trimming, but I’d like some opinions from those who have done it. I know the benefits of the filing (I did pet grooming for ten years). Obviously you wouldn’t use an automatic tool on a hedgehog though.

What grade of sandpaper would you use? Do you find it’s better to file a fussy hedgehog’s nails instead of cutting them? (I have a girl who is SUCH a wiggle worm, and she has dew claws).
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Old 01-07-2019, 03:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I do both.
Holly hates her nails beeing cut, but sometimes I have to cut the back ones, because I didnt have to file it though the month. Her front ones tho I file weekly because she has this one nail thats always trying to curl it kinda just grows curled, where the others dont its weird.

Anyway I use a really fine nail file that people can use, Holly doesnt mind having her nails filed she'll stay still for that, but not for cutting.
I also file after I cut the nail because it smooths it out more and gets it a bit closer to quick than cutting them does.
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