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Nail trimming and bonding #1415553
03/20/18 01:07 PM
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So I just got my two girls on Saturday and boy are they crabby. I'm leaving them alone as it says in the bonding process. They did take a treat out of my hand tho! Then they did that I noticed how long and sharp their nails are.

Would it set back the bonding process if I cupped them in my hand and clipped their nails? I feel like it might be too traumatic and may set the bonding process back. What do you guys think?

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Re: Nail trimming and bonding [Re: Hydrus] #1415558
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When I trim nails I put them in a pouch and drag one paw out at a time, while holding the gliders body with my hand.

Once I get the paw out I hold it with my left hand and then us my arm to gently hold the pouch shut so they can't get their head out to bite.

If they are clenching a little fist put your thumb in their palm and press and it should open right up.


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Re: Nail trimming and bonding [Re: Hydrus] #1415567
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While handling new gliders, it's always a good idea for them not to associate your hands with bad things. Use a handkerchief size of fleece to catch them. They will only be mad at the fleece for a short time. I still use fleece to pull them out of the sleeping pouch to clip their nails. That way they have something familiar to hold on to.


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Re: Nail trimming and bonding [Re: Hydrus] #1415576
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Thank you for the great ideas. I was worried I would disrupt the bonding process but if I use your suggestions I should be fine. My old glider would just sit and let me do it. She was such an angel. I didn't even need to hold her, so this is waaay different than what I'm used to.


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