View Full Version : Nail trimming

12-12-2016, 06:41 PM
my rabbit Sienna has grown pretty large nails over the past several months. i don't think they're becoming a serious problem, but i occasionally see her flicking her back paws while moving around, which i think can mean that they're getting caught in the blanket i have set down for her. i've tried to trim her nails in the past but she usually pulls away from me when i try to lift a paw. i obviously don't want to force her to stay put, but her nails are just getting too long. i could take her to a vet to have them do it but having them do it rather than me probably won't make it any easier. i also lack a decent carrier to bring her in. i've watched many videos on it, but because Sienna is so afraid of being lifted up off the ground by any human, they don't help me too much. has anyone else dealt with a similar problem who can help me out?

12-13-2016, 04:43 AM
I think the only way is for her to be held still on the ground by two determined and understanding friends or relatives. Then you could cut the claws whilst the others hold her, if you are sure that you know how to do it (not too short) and you have the proper tool. The only other alternative is to take her to a vet.

There is a helpful page here: http://www.wikihow.com/Cut-a-Rabbit's-Claws

Please come back and let us know how you got on!

02-04-2019, 05:10 AM
I don't even try to cut my rabbits claws myself. Invest in a little pet carrier and take her to the vet.

The way my vet does it is to wrap a blanket around her, both to keep her calm and prevent her from escaping, she still kicks her way out sometimes thou.

01-01-2020, 07:57 AM
I think it's a good idea to go to the vet for nail trimming for a few times. Ask him the questions and after 3-4 visits and enough info you can do it at your home only and by then your rabbit will be comfortable with the whole process also.