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I have no idea how to clip my hedgy's nails! She never sits still and I'm so scared of hurting her when cutting them. Her nails are starting to make a noise when she's in her wheel so the time has come and I'll have to get them clipped ASAP. How can I get her still enough to do so??
 

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Mealworms!! Or any hedgie treat can be a useful distraction. Sometimes one person holding hedgie and one person clipping can work well. If you look in the health section there should be a sticky on clipping and lots of other threads. Keep a little dish of flour and a qtip nearby when you do it so that if you do accidentaly clip the quick you can stop the bleeding (by pushing flour covered qtip against toenail).
 

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Another good tip is to do it right after bathtime so the nails are a bit softer and therefor makes it a little easier. We also use the "one person holds and the other cuts" method, has worked out so far. We only cut ours a couple times before she had the kids but it went smooth enough. I have a feeling by the time shes done weaning them she'll be in need of a good trim.
 

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Toe nails are a pain sometimes
If you distract like others have said
Or when they are really relaxed and sticking a foot out
The front one's don't need so much trimming
Cut a little bit off each time rather than too much
I use good quality nail scissors - well they were mine actually
 
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