Bun Nails

Discussion in 'Nutrition and Behavior' started by rokinmyownsox, Jun 26, 2012.

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What do you do?

  1. Trimming?

  2. Grinding?

  3. Have someone else do them?

  4. Other(post what you do please)

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  1. Jun 26, 2012 #1

    rokinmyownsox

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    I'm just curious what other bun parents do to their bun's nails. I personally grind them although every once in awhile I will trim them just to be quicker.
     
  2. Jun 26, 2012 #2

    fuzz16

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    I cant hardly do pidges nails. Grind the dogs nails, totally worth the 50$$$
     
  3. Jun 27, 2012 #3

    mdith4him

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    I can barely pick up Nibbles without him kicking up a storm, so picking him up AND trimming his nails? Um, no.

    I really struggle to pick up Junie at all. So nails for her are a no-go, too.

    It's way easier to take them to the vet a couple miles away from us. They don't like the car ride, but it's probably less stressful for them in the end if a vet does it instead of struggling against me for who knows how long!
     
  4. Jun 27, 2012 #4

    1357rabbitlover

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    I get my bunnies nails done by a vet nurse at Pet At Home, because i just can't do it by myself, it only costs £2.50 and £1 of it goes to the RSPCA which is good! They also do micro-chipping which costs £5 and £2 of it goes to the RSPCA! All of my bunnies nails are usually fine, except my males nails just don't stop growing! :)
     
  5. Jun 27, 2012 #5

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    Definitely trim them. They can get soooooo long! Our mini rex, Babs, had some of the longest nails ever! We deemed her "ghetto" because of her long nails and bad attitude! HA! :p
    The vet trimmed them up nice for me though when I took her in today.

    My wife and I trim about once every 2 months. Just do the tips because that is what the most important part is; making sure they do not get overly sharp. If you trim too far down, you can hurt the bun and they could start to bleed too. If you are careful though, trimming is easy (except when the buns squirm around.) :p I find wrapping the bunnies up in a towel or blanket (bunny burrito) is the easiest way to keep them from moving around. They do really well with it once I do it that way. I think they feel more secure.
     
  6. Jun 27, 2012 #6

    hartleybun

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    I just can't see to trim them anymore so I use the free nail and claw service at our vets.:)
     
  7. Jun 27, 2012 #7

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    I tried to trim mine, but he squirmed and moved his paw around like he was in pain and started licking it. It broke my heart. :(
    So, I've decided to make an appointment with the vet instead. Does anybody know how to know when the nails are getting too long / are ready to be cut?
     
  8. Jun 27, 2012 #8

    mdith4him

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    We usually go about every other month (every 8-10 weeks). For us, when we can see the tips of their nails start to poke out from under their fur it's usually time.
     
  9. Jun 28, 2012 #9

    Bunnylova4eva

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    Trim, trim, trim! WE just do it when ever they start to look long.
     
  10. Jun 28, 2012 #10

    BunMommaD

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    We trim Cookie's, by just taking a tiny bit off every two week :)
     

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