rabbit question

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Chickenmaven, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2009
    Michigan
    We recently got a lovely 6 mo. old mini-rex. She is adorable. Her little nails need trimming. I am a big wimp on this, after I made a dog bleed years ago. In fact, my vet cuts my dog's nails....
    I refuse to pay to have this bunny groomed. Should I just use human clippers?
     
  2. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    Oregono
    I use human clippers-they work just fine. Are the nails dark or light? I love white nails-I never feel like I'm going to go to far on them!
     
  3. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A little trick for dark nails is to have someone shine a flashlight under the nail and you'll see the vein and where to clip.
    HTH...
     
  4. buckeye lady

    buckeye lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dog type nail clippers are best. Human clippers can cause the nail to split or splinter. I rarely need to clip my 3 bunnies nails. They have a brick in their run that they like to scratch at and this keeps there nails filed.
     
  5. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    AR
    The brick is a great idea. I have only had to clip one rabbits nails. The others never needed it. I use the same trimmers that I use on the goats. But I would recomend the dog clippers for your bunny.
     
  6. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually the cat clippers are even better than the dog clippers. They're easier to use for rabbits.
     
  7. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2009
    Michigan
    Quote:Thanks. This is a teeny bunny. My dogs have all been 90lb. +++
     
  8. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks. This is a teeny bunny. My dogs have all been 90lb. +++

    Glad I could help. [​IMG] Feel free to PM me if you have any questions at all...only too glad to make a bunny happy.

    I have rescued and desexed (very important for house rabbits) many, many rabbits.
     
  9. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    Oregono
    Quote:Good idea Norma-I have dog clippers and they are too bit for little nails [​IMG]
     
  10. Run-A-Muck Ranch

    Run-A-Muck Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    To help trim the nails on rabbits you can also put a shingle in the cage, a piece of drywall, or even a chunk of cement. Anything they can rub/scratch there nails on. I use these things and have never had to file/clip any nails.
     

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