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Gemmapookie
10-05-2011, 01:09 PM
Anyone else feel like a totally evil bunny mummy/daddy on nail clipping day?
My lot hate it :cry:

allie1904
10-05-2011, 01:15 PM
I had to take the bunboys to the vets this time it done as I just couldn't do it :cry: It cost 12 each!

I'm trying to get the piggies done as well but I've got no confidence in doing them so seem to be doing one nail a day :roll:

helennnnnn
10-05-2011, 01:23 PM
My bun needs his done :( Will be the first time! The vet tried to do it for me a couple of months ago but she said they weren't very long, so she just took the tips off so they weren't so pointy as he likes walking on me!

I bought some scissors this weekend, so going to enlist my Mum to help one night this week...

Gemmapookie
10-05-2011, 01:26 PM
Allie: I know what you mean, Im particularly unconfident doing my Timmys nails because they are dark brown so I cant see where the blood vessel ends atall. Also he has the teeniest ickle feetsies ever and Im petrified Im going to hurt him :oops:

Helen: Do you have some proper nail clippers for small animals? You cant really do it with standard scissors :wave:

catxx
10-05-2011, 01:29 PM
I get the vets to do it for me. And make sure the buns get plenty of digging/running about paving slabs time to wear them down! Bob's are dark brown and I'm terrified of getting the quick, and he hates being picked up as it is!

allie1904
10-05-2011, 01:30 PM
Allie: I know what you mean, Im particularly unconfident doing my Timmys nails because they are dark brown so I cant see where the blood vessel ends atall. Also he has the teeniest ickle feetsies ever and Im petrified Im going to hurt him :oops:


It's Rico piggle I struggle with most as he has black nails so I can't see where I'm clipping to :( Skipper is not to bad but he is just so wriggly!

Bavarian Bunny
10-05-2011, 01:30 PM
I still have a 5 inch scar on my arm from the last nail clipping day. :roll: Sometimes I let the vet do it, if we're there anyway, but usually I hold the bunnies and my bf clips the nails.

Gemmapookie
10-05-2011, 01:31 PM
I get the vets to do it for me. And make sure the buns get plenty of digging/running about paving slabs time to wear them down! Bob's are dark brown and I'm terrified of getting the quick, and he hates being picked up as it is!

I think it would be more traumatic for me to have to get them into carriers and to the vets than it is just doing it myself! I wish I could get the vet to come round and do it sometimes though :lol:

Gemmapookie
10-05-2011, 01:33 PM
It's Rico piggle I struggle with most as he has black nails so I can't see where I'm clipping to :( Skipper is not to bad but he is just so wriggly!

Oooh the wrigglers :evil: Max is a huge wriggler (as you can probably imagine :roll:) and Im always petrified Im gonna have one of his toes off :shock:

Bavarian Bunny: How did you get a 5 inch wound?? :shock:

Amy104
10-05-2011, 01:34 PM
Sometimes the nurses at vets can do it and they tend to be cheaper than the vet doing it.

Mine are all pretty good about me doing it as they've all got used to it from babies. I just use a towel for the awkward ones to get it over and done with asap and then reward them with a little treat so they don't associate me with nasty nail clipping.

Gemmapookie
10-05-2011, 01:36 PM
Sometimes the nurses at vets can do it and they tend to be cheaper than the vet doing it.

Mine are all pretty good about me doing it as they've all got used to it from babies. I just use a towel for the awkward ones to get it over and done with asap and then reward them with a little treat so they don't associate me with nasty nail clipping.

Ah yes, a fenugreek crunchie always goes down very well afterwards ;)

Bavarian Bunny
10-05-2011, 01:43 PM
Oooh the wrigglers :evil: Max is a huge wriggler (as you can probably imagine :roll:) and Im always petrified Im gonna have one of his toes off :shock:

Bavarian Bunny: How did you get a 5 inch wound?? :shock:

Snoopy decided that he had had enough and kicked out with his back legs. :)

allie1904
10-05-2011, 01:45 PM
Snoopy decided that he had had enough and kicked out with his back legs. :)

Who, Me? I didn't do nuffinks..

http://img.pixady.com/photo_16_4_460x345.jpg

;)

helennnnnn
10-05-2011, 01:47 PM
Helen: Do you have some proper nail clippers for small animals? You cant really do it with standard scissors :wave:

Yes I do, I'm not that daft ;) I also got 20p off them as they were hanging on the wrong tag, bargain!

Gemmapookie
10-05-2011, 01:50 PM
[QUOTE=helennnnnn;4631261]Yes I do, I'm not that daft ;) I also got 20p off them as they were hanging on the wrong tag, bargain![/QUOT

OK sorry :oops::lol:

Bavarian Bunny
10-05-2011, 01:51 PM
Who, Me? I didn't do nuffinks..

http://img.pixady.com/photo_16_4_460x345.jpg

;)

Not you, you imposter!! This black and white, innocent looking boy:

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l284/BavarianBunny/P1000853.jpg

helennnnnn
10-05-2011, 01:52 PM
OK sorry :oops::lol:

:lol: that's ok. We used to have guinea pigs who were a nightmare as they all had black nails! Bunny has white ones so at least I have that on my side!

Gemmapookie
10-05-2011, 01:55 PM
:lol: that's ok. We used to have guinea pigs who were a nightmare as they all had black nails! Bunny has white ones so at least I have that on my side!

Thats good, 2 of my buns have light ish coloured nails but like I say Timmys are really dark. I cut too far once and made him bleed :shock::cry:

Gemmapookie
10-05-2011, 01:55 PM
Not you, you imposter!! This black and white, innocent looking boy:

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l284/BavarianBunny/P1000853.jpg

Awww Snoopy you are way too cute to scratch anybody, ur mummy must be fibsing :love:

Bavarian Bunny
10-05-2011, 01:59 PM
Awww Snoopy you are way too cute to scratch anybody, ur mummy must be fibsing :love:

Don't go near him if he's hungry, though. Or if you are not me. :lol:

helennnnnn
10-05-2011, 02:00 PM
Thats good, 2 of my buns have light ish coloured nails but like I say Timmys are really dark. I cut too far once and made him bleed :shock::cry:

The noise the GPs would make if you made them bleed :(:(:(:(:( it was horrific! I hated it.

Gemmapookie
10-05-2011, 02:01 PM
The noise the GPs would make if you made them bleed :(:(:(:(:( it was horrific! I hated it.

I can imagine :cry::cry::cry:

Gemmapookie
10-05-2011, 02:02 PM
Don't go near him if he's hungry, though. Or if you are not me. :lol:

:lol::lol::lol:

Elena
10-05-2011, 03:11 PM
I'm still trying to build myself up to doing Nutmeg's. I did the lops ones the other day but doing Nutmeg's takes bravery to a new level.