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Small, long nails

DocDolittle

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I was just giving my pigs their veggies and I noticed something above Pippin's eye. I caught him and took a closer look and he has a little cut mark above his eye. Now, I have another boy with him, but I HIGHLY doubt he bit him considering Pippin had no other injuries and they're getting along fine. I looked at his nails, and the back ones aren't sharp, but his front ones are pretty sharp. I tried to cut them, but the quick is so far up and the nails are so short and small that it's impossible not to cut the nail without cutting the quick. A clean scab formed over the cut, but I'm worried about both of the pigs getting cut up(Pippin likes to climb on top of Cocoa to get a good view of what's going on outside of the cage). What should I do?
 

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That might be a good reason why he has the cut..are you absolutely sure there is nothing else in the cage that could be sharp? If not, i would do your best to get their nails trimmed..maybe you need to take them to the vet to get it done..However, What i have done when my pigs nails were in the same state, was trim the *tiniest* bit of nail off at the end. This will agrivate the quick, and force it to move back, eventualy you will have pushed it back far enough that you will be able to trim the nail regularily without worrying about cutting the quick..anyway, hope this help you!
 

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A nail file will work as well to take any sharp edges off his nails.
 

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The thing is, he doesn't sit still long enough for me to file his nails down.
 

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Maybe you could do what I do and wrap him in a towel and hold one foot at a time and file as much as you can before he wriggles out of the towel, lol. I have to do that just to cut nails.
 
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