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  • Guinea pig nail trims! 🐹

They can be stressful for both guinea pig and owner.. but they don’t have to be! 😊

Guinea pigs kept as pets often require nail clipping due to lack of abrasive substrate, lack of exercise or old age causing thickening or curling of their nails. Long nails can cause your guinea pig to put uneven pressure on their feet, predisposing them to bumblefoot. They can also curl round and dig into the pads, or gather food and faeces and cause infections! ‘How can I make nail trimming less stressful for myself and my guinea pig?’ • Be prepared! Gather all necessary equipment such as trimmers, treats and a comfy bed. You may wish to have someone hold your piggie for you whilst you clip their nails, although it can be done with one person. • Visit your veterinary nurse for a demonstration on how to restrain your guinea pig. You may also find some great guidance videos online!
• Try not to cut the nail too short. The nail has a blood and nerve supply called the ‘quick’. This can be painful and begin to bleed if trimmed, so it should be avoided. With clear nails, you should be able to see the quick and avoid it. With darker nails, you may need to be cautious when clipping. If you have an LED light, you might be able to shine this on the nail to determine where the quick is located (avoid shining this in your guinea pigs eyes!)
• If the nail starts bleeding, gently apply some syptic powder/potassium permanganate to the tip of the nail. In an emergency you may also use flour or corn starch. • Remember, older or arthritic guinea pigs may find leg extension painful. Ensure you gently move the foot only as far as necessary and give your guinea pig a break if they are finding it uncomfortable.
• For curled nails, it may be easier to clip them using human style metal nail clippers. If you have any concerns, contact your veterinary nurse or veterinary surgeon for help and advice. 
#vet #veterinary #veterinarynurse #rvn #guineapig #guineapigs #rodent #rodents #vetmed #mouse #rat #gerbil #hamster #chinchilla #degu #squirrel #chipmunk #smallanimal #exotics
  • Guinea pig nail trims! 🐹

    They can be stressful for both guinea pig and owner.. but they don’t have to be! 😊

    Guinea pigs kept as pets often require nail clipping due to lack of abrasive substrate, lack of exercise or old age causing thickening or curling of their nails. Long nails can cause your guinea pig to put uneven pressure on their feet, predisposing them to bumblefoot. They can also curl round and dig into the pads, or gather food and faeces and cause infections! ‘How can I make nail trimming less stressful for myself and my guinea pig?’ • Be prepared! Gather all necessary equipment such as trimmers, treats and a comfy bed. You may wish to have someone hold your piggie for you whilst you clip their nails, although it can be done with one person. • Visit your veterinary nurse for a demonstration on how to restrain your guinea pig. You may also find some great guidance videos online!
    • Try not to cut the nail too short. The nail has a blood and nerve supply called the ‘quick’. This can be painful and begin to bleed if trimmed, so it should be avoided. With clear nails, you should be able to see the quick and avoid it. With darker nails, you may need to be cautious when clipping. If you have an LED light, you might be able to shine this on the nail to determine where the quick is located (avoid shining this in your guinea pigs eyes!)
    • If the nail starts bleeding, gently apply some syptic powder/potassium permanganate to the tip of the nail. In an emergency you may also use flour or corn starch. • Remember, older or arthritic guinea pigs may find leg extension painful. Ensure you gently move the foot only as far as necessary and give your guinea pig a break if they are finding it uncomfortable.
    • For curled nails, it may be easier to clip them using human style metal nail clippers. If you have any concerns, contact your veterinary nurse or veterinary surgeon for help and advice.
    #vet #veterinary #veterinarynurse #rvn #guineapig #guineapigs #rodent #rodents #vetmed #mouse #rat #gerbil #hamster #chinchilla #degu #squirrel #chipmunk #smallanimal #exotics
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  • Guinea pig great ...
Thank you @ladypigford for coming and doing our nails 💅🏼 😅. Here is Crunch being a Gus tea kettle 😂
Ps. Please note that no animals was hurt in the making of this video. Humans, maybe 😂😂😂 Follow us @guineapig_heaven for more💝 📷 Via : @piggiesonwheels *
Follow my instagram if you love 😍 guinea pig : ➡ @welove_guinea_pig_ 👫Love to tag? Please do!⤵ * .
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#Credit: @guineapig_heaven
  • Guinea pig great ...
    Thank you @ladypigford for coming and doing our nails 💅🏼 😅. Here is Crunch being a Gus tea kettle 😂
    Ps. Please note that no animals was hurt in the making of this video. Humans, maybe 😂😂😂 Follow us @guineapig_heaven for more💝 📷 Via : @piggiesonwheels *
    Follow my instagram if you love 😍 guinea pig : ➡ @welove_guinea_pig_ 👫Love to tag? Please do!⤵ * .
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    #Credit : @guineapig_heaven
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  • Welcome Mason to our piggie fam! 💙
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  • Full aktivitet när kaninerna Smulan & Zingo och marsvinen Lakrits & Kola och Ludde & Sallad släpps in i hagen. Rangordning ska göras upp. Men efter ett par minuter blir det lugnt och alla ägnar sug åt att beta gräs och ta en tupplur.
  • Full aktivitet när kaninerna Smulan & Zingo och marsvinen Lakrits & Kola och Ludde & Sallad släpps in i hagen. Rangordning ska göras upp. Men efter ett par minuter blir det lugnt och alla ägnar sug åt att beta gräs och ta en tupplur.
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