When I was a new guinea pig owner I did take the boys to the vets but realised that was an expensive option. I bought a £5 pair of claw clipping scissors from Pets@Home.
Tips: guineas behave like spoilt children when having their nails clipped. No matter how much you tell them it won't hurt if they stay still, they take no notice. Bribery with cucumber, parsley or grass is the way to go.
If your guineas have pink nails, happy days brown or black claws more tricky. Danger of cutting into the quick and they bleed big time. If this happens dip claw in corn flour to stop the bleeding, cuddle guinea and give a food treat, you will feel very guilty.
I clip nails every 3 weeks or so. Little and often is best. My one remaining girl needs clipping but its her birthday today, grand old age of 6 so it can wait.
Thanks Millie is a Great Dame and will have out lived OB in a couple of days. She is currently in boarding in a conservatory hope she's not too hot and has a couple of skinny pigs in smiffing/wheeking distance. We fly tomorrow and won't see her for another 9 days.
Hopefully she won't get ideas about being a Skinny and demand a tub of Veet Wax when you get home. The response I have to Skinnies is "Eek like cuddling a scrotum" not "ooh aren't they smooth"
I was pressured into rehoming a piggie a couple of years back. Collegue at work (not someone I knew really) had a relative with a piggie. Oh can you have it, we can't keep it etc. In the end I said "OK, as a temporary measure"
Turns out to be a skinny. So needs to be indoors. Entire male so can't go near mine.
That she then asked £££ for (I think £50)
The words "Feck off I was going to do you a favour but now you can piss right off you money grabbing entitled cow" were This Close > < to pouring out my mouth. But I just stared at her beadily and snorted that it wouldn't work with my rodents and she wasn't really desperate to rehome him was she, just to sell him.