Bearded Dragon toe nails

Bearded Dragon toe nails

Postby elizevdmerwe » Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:46 am

Good morning,
Breeze's toe nail got caught in the repti-carpet this morning, so she was actually "stuck" in her hidey-hole. She has non-slip bathroom tiles and now some very fine grit sandpaper as substrate, along with the branches and rocks. Would this be enough to "file" her nails shorter, or should I try cut them with my dog-nail-clippers? I know not to clip into the quick, but would rather not cut if the other measures will work.

Advice?
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Re: Bearded Dragon toe nails

Postby Allen G. Liebenberg » Mon Sep 08, 2014 11:56 am

Hi Elize.Lizards like birds should totally correctly not have their nails cut.If the blood vessel is caught the blood may not clot.This leads to too much blood loss.Bird vets and experts use a grinder to grind nails shorter-this stops bleeding.
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Re: Bearded Dragon toe nails

Postby Ruan Stander » Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:45 pm

You can also just file the claws down slightly, nothing major, just a really thin layer should do the trick.
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Re: Bearded Dragon toe nails

Postby Allen G. Liebenberg » Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:09 pm

Good idea Pred.You can use a fine emory board.
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Re: Bearded Dragon toe nails

Postby elizevdmerwe » Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:36 pm

Yes! of course, file with an emory board! Thank you, I can't believe I didn't think of it.
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Re: Bearded Dragon toe nails

Postby Ruan Stander » Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:13 pm

Haha, yup, used to enjoy grooming my iguana. Well it was that or it would look like I self-mutilated some days.
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Re: Bearded Dragon toe nails

Postby elizevdmerwe » Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:19 pm

predator678 wrote:Haha, yup, used to enjoy grooming my iguana. Well it was that or it would look like I self-mutilated some days.

LOL, I can believe that after everything I have read about iguanas.
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