French lol nail trimming!

(14 Posts)
lj123 Sun 28-Apr-13 20:33:49

My French lol Norman is an absolute pain in the a**e when it comes to trimming his nails!
I have tried holding him, wrapping him up etc he hates it.
Anyone got something that will work?? smile

lj123 Sun 28-Apr-13 20:34:06

French lop not lol!

Lol. I thought you had given your bun a french manicure confused.

I'm a guinea owner, so no experience of buns. But have you tried giving food at the same time to distract Norman. A big handful of grass works with guineas, usually hmm.

BonkeyMollocks Mon 29-Apr-13 10:20:34

<looks at guineas who are a nightmare for nail clipping>

<remembers numerous bits and scratches from said guineas despite a bushful of parsley in their face> hmm

<Imagines guineas, stronger, with kicking legs, bigger claws and teeth> confused

<Thanks god - once again that I am without rabbits> wink

grin

lj123 Mon 29-Apr-13 12:58:04

Thanks guys, the only issue ill have with food is he runs away and hides with it!
Ill have to follow him around lol
Fun and games coming up! grin

FernieB Tue 30-Apr-13 19:55:41

Will he sit on your knee to be stroked? My previous bun didn't really like being held but would sit on my knee to be stroked (for short periods), so I would clip her nails then - often just one paw a day.

Failing that, just be very firm. My Current Bun hates it too and he's a big, strong boy, so it's no fun when he fights. I can clip his claws on my knee now, but at first I used to put him on the kitchen table (which he wouldn't jump from as it was too high) and hold him there and go round his claws.

Persevere and clip them little and often so he gets used to it.

KRITIQ Tue 30-Apr-13 21:13:06

Still laughing at the idea of a bun with a French manicure.

(now there's an idea!)

Good advice from Fernie. Pig wise, I've had a few who don't mind pedicures, but most are either a bit resistant or turn into whirlling balls of hair and talons when I try.

The "little and often" idea, few nails at a time, sometimes works.

lj123 Tue 30-Apr-13 21:54:13

Will attempt tomorrow night, few at a time may be the only option left, thanks guys smile lets see if I can get him hehe xx

DD half-Nelsoned the guinea-pigs while I did the terrible deed.
She got bitten grin I got away with some judgy looks.

Apparently if you keep their eyes covered they are less likely to struggle.

BonkeyMollocks Tue 30-Apr-13 23:32:54

^I have tried that - they can still bite! hmm

BonkeyMollocks Tue 30-Apr-13 23:35:41

I think it must be easiest with two people - one to hold - one to snip!

Equpiment needed :
Thick gloves - for the holder
Blindfold - For the rabbit
Clippers - for the clipper
Vodka - for recovery!

wink

FernieB Thu 02-May-13 07:57:29

Perhaps if we gave the vodka to the small furry, we might have more luck grin - eyes up Scruffypig - Gin is herbal isn't it!

BonkeyMollocks Thu 02-May-13 13:27:37

Now theres a plan grin

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