Nothing is wrong with you Bonkey. I bet most of us have done at some point, little buggers don't stay still.
IME day light is best. I've heard that dipping a bleeding claw in corn flour stems the flow but not tried it myself. If OB gets very stroppy I wrap him up so he cann't move about but if he starts going too stressed out I stop and leave the remaining claws for another day. The girls behave better are alittle afraid of me when the clippers are out.
Don't worry about it Bonkey - if you give them extra parsley they probably won't even notice
I have to spend several days psyching myself up to do claw clipping. Smooth pig is fine (he's white so his are easier to see) but scruffy pig has black claws. With him I shine a torch on his feet to see where to cut (for this you an extra hand) - it becomes a bit of a juggling act. It doesn't help that he is the wriggliest, but if I let him chew my finger he stays still.
Hi Bonkey, hope the patients are doing OK today - you can always bathe the sore area in salt water to clean it up a bit - thankfully its a job I never had to do as a good friend was a vet nurse and she came round to do it for me as the little darlings would never sit still. She was quite clinical about it - picked them up, no messing and had the nails done in minutes, they were very, very scared of her! I was good mummy afterwards with the parsley and grass to take their minds off it, but there is no easy way to do it!
They might be a bit judgey next time the nail clippers come out but I'm glad they're better now and not lolling about wailing "Blood type O neg" . (Though it will be in their interest to play the Woe is me card if it keeps the parsley coming.
My little boy is a right little turd when it comes to nail cutting..He's like a beligerent hedgehog (but without the spines)
Oh, you feel like such a demon when that happens! Actually, it only happened before with my first pig who had black nails - twice, and he never forgave me for it. Anytime I cut his nails, he sent me to Coventry for several days. Now, fortunately I have pigs with clear nails (at least on half their feet) which helps so much - that and a strong desk lamp light.
It's amazing how they can twist and turn and jump at the sight of the clippers. I have to resort to complete towel wrapping with just one limb exposed at a time sometimes. It's torture (for me that is!)