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How to manage Hamsters long nails

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My hamsters nails are getting a little too long yet not too long for discomfort, ive put a rock underneath his water bottle but it doesnt seem to be helping, before i resort to attempting to clip them has anyone got other suggestions as to how to manage the nails?
asked Oct 9, 2013 in Hamsters by anonymous

1 Answer

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Try adding a rock with rough edges. Our home environments for hamsters don't help to keep their nails trimmed. You can glue sandpaper to a wheel or a towel roll to see if that helps. Just make sure the glue is non-toxic and let it dry thoroughly. If the nails are really long, don't attempt to cut them yourself. Have the vet do the trimming to avoid injury to the hamster.
answered Oct 10, 2013 by (36,420 points)