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PostSubject: How often should I trim her nails?   Sun Dec 30, 2007 5:29 am

It is best to trim them on a fairly regular basis - a little bit off say every 6 weeks rather than waiting and cutting a large amount off every 6 months - this is because if the nail is allowed to grow too long, the quick (blood vessel in the nail) will grow further up into the nail making the likelihood of you cutting through it greater. If you cut a little bit off regularly then the quick will gradually recline back down the nail so you can cut a little bit shorter each time.

In this picture we can see that the piggy has some sort of rock under his feet, these helps to reduce the fast growth of nails and keeps the piggy comfortable when walking.


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PostSubject: Re: How often should I trim her nails?   Mon Dec 31, 2007 10:03 am

If you put a brick or rough stone in their cage their nails wont need trimming as often. They will wear them down on the brick/stone.
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PostSubject: Re: How often should I trim her nails?   Mon Dec 31, 2007 10:13 am

Yeah you are totally right, I trim my piggies nail every 2 months, that helps the quick to grow exessively. Thanks

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