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Old 06-02-2010, 05:24 PM   #21
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Default Re: Are your hamster's nails too long?

Just saw this thread and I was considering buying a wheel a while back online that had patches of emery paper glued onto the running track. It was intended for sugar gliders but I wondered if that would be a good thing for a hamster. I was afraid it would be too rough on their feet!
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Old 06-10-2010, 10:10 AM   #22
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wow can't believe this thread was ontop of the forum I was looking for advice on this very topic I'm terified of using nail clippers etc because the dwarf hamsters are soooo small plus they never sit still enough to do it.
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Old 06-12-2010, 02:27 PM   #23
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sorry for the double post I was wondering do peanuts in the shell help trim nails?
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Old 06-12-2010, 02:29 PM   #24
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more for teeth i would think!
Sand trays are what i find most effective
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Old 06-12-2010, 02:41 PM   #25
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whats a sand tray?
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Old 06-13-2010, 05:58 AM   #26
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sand bath, which dwarfs dust bath in, but a syrian will just dig in it
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Old 06-13-2010, 10:33 AM   #27
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how deep does it need to be? and does it matter what kind of sand?
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Old 06-13-2010, 11:55 AM   #28
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well it depends what container you use, like you could use something like an ice cream tub for a big group like the snowteds. Or just a small cardboard/plastic tray for one ham.
Sand that isn't dusty should be used, like charlie chinchilla sand
It can be as full as you want i guess
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Old 06-13-2010, 03:23 PM   #29
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thanks for the advice hun will definatly give it a go
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Old 06-16-2010, 03:14 PM   #30
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Ive got these little sticky emery board things and i was wondering if i stuck them to the platform on harleys cage, when he walked over them would they wear down his nails? Cause they're really long but i dont really want to take him to get them clipped unless i really have to (he's quite squirmy and wouldnt stay still). Or would these be dangerous?
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