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French lol nail trimming!

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lj123 · 28/04/2013 20:33

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

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lj123 · 28/04/2013 20:34

French lop not lol!

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fortifiedwithtea · 28/04/2013 21:29

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 · 29/04/2013 10:20




lj123 · 29/04/2013 12:58

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

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FernieB · 30/04/2013 19:55

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 · 30/04/2013 21:13

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 · 30/04/2013 21:54

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

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70isaLimitNotaTarget · 30/04/2013 22:41

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

soaccidentprone · 30/04/2013 22:44

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

BonkeyMollocks · 30/04/2013 23:32

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

BonkeyMollocks · 30/04/2013 23:35

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!


FernieB · 02/05/2013 07:57

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 · 02/05/2013 13:27

Now theres a plan Grin

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