Clipping Your Guinea Pigs Nails

If you are new to the world of guinea pigs, it is important for you to know that their nails need clipped just as cats and dogs nails do. This is a short How To on just exactly how to do this without hurting your pig.

  • Make sure you have a pair of nail clippers handy - pet nail clippers or regular toe/nail clippers work just fine!
  • Take your guinea pig out of his cage and put him on your lap or somewhere, where you know he is calm and won't try to run away.
  • Gently start to clip his nails, one nail at a time.
  • Be careful not to cut the 'quick' as it will cause him to bleed.
  • Do this once a month or more often if your pig's nails tend to grow quite fast.

Below is an instructional video that shows exactly what to do, step by step.

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mistyhorizon2003 8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Good advice Starrkissed. I used to breed Guinea-pigs / Cavies, so you may be interested in my hub https://pethelpful.com/rodents/Caring-for-your-Gui...

Luckily you have added one of the bits of information I neglected to include in it. Well done.


ESAHS 8 years ago

"Now that's something I would have never thought of!"

" Nice hub with a twist!"

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SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

Good tips for beginners.


scott 7 years ago

thx for the advice it will really help me with my new guinea pig for my brother. Your websites are very informative. you should try to expand your website by putting up flyers at pet stores. that way you will have more people to come to your website. Other websites don't get to the point. yours does. thx for all your help XP


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starrkissed 4 years ago from Arizona Author

Sorry for such a late reply. I'm glad I could help with your brother's guinea pig. :)

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