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#545001 - 05/06/08 06:04 PM length of time between nail clippings?
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What is the general amount of time it takes a suggie's nails to get long again after they have been clipped?
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#545040 - 05/06/08 06:36 PM Re: length of time between nail clippings? [Re: sweetReaper]
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My boys are usually good for a month in between Lucy usually needs hers in 2-3 weeks. I guess some grow a bit faster than normal.
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#545118 - 05/06/08 07:31 PM Re: length of time between nail clippings? [Re: Trigger]
MyKioshiBaby
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oh goodness! my suggie's nails grow back in like a week! If i go a couple days longer i have gashes all over me from him crawling all over my body! and believe me they hurt! i wish I didn't have to trim them so often, but i dont have a trimmer track for his Wodent yet, but when I do I will *hopefully* not have to trim quite so often.

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#545128 - 05/06/08 07:39 PM Re: length of time between nail clippings? [Re: ]
Snoopurr Offline
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Registered: 04/29/08
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you only have to use the trimmer track on the wodent wheel every 2 wks right??

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#545165 - 05/06/08 08:20 PM Re: length of time between nail clippings? [Re: Snoopurr]
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I clip most of my gliders nails every 2 weeks, but I clip Maia's nails a little more frequently because she is a bra baby and against my skin.
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#545474 - 05/07/08 07:40 AM Re: length of time between nail clippings? [Re: sugarlope]
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I clip Giz every week and a half to 2 weeks depending on how fast they're growing...his nails seem to grow at warp speed, ugh. shakehead
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#545488 - 05/07/08 08:15 AM Re: length of time between nail clippings? [Re: angelic4296]
Snoopurr Offline
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do sugar gliders have a quick in their nails like dogs do? when you use a clipper, how low can you go?

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#545578 - 05/07/08 10:51 AM Re: length of time between nail clippings? [Re: Snoopurr]
TracyLynn
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Gliders do have a quick in their nails. I trim every 7-10 days

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#545585 - 05/07/08 11:05 AM Re: length of time between nail clippings? [Re: Snoopurr]
sugarlope Offline
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Originally Posted By: Snoopurr
do sugar gliders have a quick in their nails like dogs do? when you use a clipper, how low can you go?


You can see the blood supply in their nail if you have good light, but here is a great site about nail clipping (with pictures to show where to cut!):

http://www.petsugargliders.com/sgnail.php
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#545611 - 05/07/08 11:34 AM Re: length of time between nail clippings? [Re: sugarlope]
Snoopurr Offline
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wow that's very helpful. tyvm!

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