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I think the dreaded day has arrived - it's time to clip the nails on our three boys. They're 4 months old so they're all quite handfuls and super-super-hyper-active.

Any advice on how to go about the clipping/filing/what ever is best in the easiest, safest and least traumatic manner?
 

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If there's room, you can put a brick/stone/something similar in their cage - somewhere that gets a lot of traffic - and it'll file down their nails without you having to go through the struggle of clipping them.
 

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I normally wait until my rat is climbing on the side of her cage and just chilling and I go with the clippers and carefully just cut the tips off. She barely notices and it's not traumatic for her because she's not being held tightly for a trim
 

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I think the dreaded day has arrived - it's time to clip the nails on our three boys. They're 4 months old so they're all quite handfuls and super-super-hyper-active.

Any advice on how to go about the clipping/filing/what ever is best in the easiest, safest and least traumatic manner?
I've been wondering the same thing. My boys are 4 months old now and their nails are super sharp. I'm full of scratches and it's quite sore at times. Their cage is full of ropes to climb so I don't really want to trim their nails as I figure that they need them for climbing. I wouldn't even know how to trim them either (getting them to hold still without stressing them out). I'll have to deal with the scratches on my neck and arms...
 
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