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Your guinea pigs' nails are constantly growing. In the wild, they would have many opportunities to file naturally, but when they are domesticated it's rare they can file them down in their home. Not to worry though- we have simple, easy steps to help you keep their nails trimmed.
We know- this part of piggy care can be REALLY stressful. Everyone worries about accidentally cutting a nail too close. Nobody wants to make their piggy bleed! Well, don't worry- we've got an awesome technique we want to share with you below! Keep reading!
We like to use the clippers that are specifically for small pets and have a rounded groove blades. You can also use human nail clippers as an option if you do not have the small animal clippers on hand.
The Styptic Powder or Cornflour is used to help stop the bleeding if you accidentally cut your piggy's quick.
A hand towel can be used to help wrap them up and stay comfortable.
The treats will be used to help them focus on something else and also offer as a reward.
If it's difficult to see a headlamp or flashlight may be useful.
And there you have it! Good luck with your next nail trim! Let us know how the "Pinch, Pinch, Clip!" method worked for you!
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