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Title: Rabbit's long nails
Post by: bmsgirl94 on January 19, 2012, 08:21:42 PM
Hi everyone! My rabbit's about a year old, and I haven't trimmed his nails in a long time and they've gotten too long to trim. Do you have any ideas for getting them down without hurting him or myself?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Rabbit's long nails
Post by: RattusNorvegicus on January 19, 2012, 08:36:24 PM
 Do you have rabbit/dog nail clippers or something like them? It shouldn't be too hard to cut them if he's willing to hold still. I would imagine it'd be the same as if they weren't too long.
Title: Re: Rabbit's long nails
Post by: bmsgirl94 on January 19, 2012, 09:43:44 PM
I've heard that once they get too long it hurts them to clip them, just like a dogs.
Title: Re: Rabbit's long nails
Post by: *Kat* on January 19, 2012, 09:48:32 PM
Have your vet do it.
Title: Re: Rabbit's long nails
Post by: PVTNate on January 28, 2012, 05:03:35 PM
No worries! What you have to do is watch for the qwick (also spelled quick, kwik, and many other ways!)The qwick is the blood vessel in the nail. So, the nail trimmers your going to need to get are the scissor nail trimmers. You can find these at your local petstore or even a normal store with pet supplies. These scissors are the easiest way to trim rabbits nails. What you do is cut a little down each day. Because as the nail grows, the qwick grows and as the nail shortens, the qwick shortens. So just trim a tiny bit each day and then they will get down to the appropriate size. If you nip the qwick dont freak out! Its fine, just put a little bit of baking powder or baking soda on it and your bunny will be fine! HOPE I HELPED! :D