> Hi dear hamster friends,
> I need your expert advice on this one. I today noticed that Lieveke, our
> acrobat hammie, is currently getting rather long finger nails. For sure
> the nails at its pinks are very long. I am afraid that ishe might hurt
> herself grooming. Is it possible to trim the nails yourself (any hints)?
> Or is a visit to the vet more appropriate? I'm a little bit afraid that
> Lieveke is far too dynamic to hold still on the one hand but on the
> other hand I do not prefer to have to put her to sleep to do the nail
> Looking forward to the very best of advice!
Perhaps you can get her to do it herself... Since I gave Jane The H. a new
sandbath, I noticed her nails are very much shorter. The sandbath is a
plastic trough with a slightly rippled bottom. I guess when she digs down
to the bottom of that, it applies just the right amount of abrasion to file
the nails somewhat. It certainly wasn't planned, but a very nice bonus, and
seems a little less drastic than putting sandpaper in the wheel for a
short period, as I have seen some people suggest. :)
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