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Old 12-06-2015, 10:15 PM   #101
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Default Re: Are your hamster's nails too long?

Also, I have a question. Taking her to a vet would totally freak her out. She has never been to the vet's before. I am too nervous to actually clip her nails and she will never hold still to file them. So i was wondering if Sandpaper under her water bottle is okay. Just wondering because I know it is okay for nails but don't want to hurt those itty, bitty feet.
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Old 12-07-2015, 04:27 AM   #102
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Default Re: Are your hamster's nails too long?

Do you have a picture of her feet? I've never had to do anything with my syrians nails. I've had to clip a hybrid hamsters nails though but she had problems getting around. If your hamster is active the chances are the nails won't need clipping. I wouldn't use a nail file either, you'll do more halm than good and probably get bitten too
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Old 12-30-2015, 05:53 AM   #103
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Hi guys! I was just wondering: is it okay to put a piece of cardboard in front of my hamsters wheel so when he gets on and off it files down his nails? He seems to like it okay but I wanted to make sure they're not allergic or anything. It's just plain cardboard (no print).
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Old 01-03-2016, 04:44 PM   #104
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Default Re: Are your hamster's nails too long?

My two Robos have a sand bath and their nails are a good length. My syrian had one nail that was very long and the others were starting to get there too. I took her to the vets and it only took them minutes to clip her nails. Very cheap as well, 6 I think it was. I couldn't have done it myself because she is always on the move!
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Old 01-03-2016, 04:47 PM   #105
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Hi guys! I was just wondering: is it okay to put a piece of cardboard in front of my hamsters wheel so when he gets on and off it files down his nails? He seems to like it okay but I wanted to make sure they're not allergic or anything. It's just plain cardboard (no print).
That's fine. The vet told me to put some down where my hamster seems to go often (wheel, food bowl, etc) to keep her nails trim in the future
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Old 08-04-2017, 03:07 PM   #106
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Default Re: Are your hamster's nails too long?

I've tried putting a couple of rocks in my hamster's cage, but he just started nibbling on them. Is that safe? I think it did help keep his nails trim.
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