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being fair skinned I always walk around with itty bitty scratch marks all over my lap, arms, neck and shoulders, Usually I hold my girls and use a disposable nail file and very lightly file down the tips of their sharp little toes, I was curious what sorts of techniques other people use because I am looking for something a little less time consuming and uncomfortable for my rats.
 

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i use scissors (better visability but have a pointy end you always need to be aware of) to trim my guys nails and can also just about use nail clippers (not so good visability but less likley to stab you or the rat) now. The trick with this is holding them firmly when you cut but also taking time to let them move around between cuts. Oh and keeping calm, if your stressed when you try then the rats will be too and be far wigglier. Also dont try to trim there nails near the cage or somewhere they can jump too as they will try and escape.
 
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