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Overgrown Nails

 

The nails of rabbits can easily become overgrown if they are not clipped regularly. Providing your rabbit with something to scratch their claws may even allow them to maintain their nails on their own. Otherwise it is likely that you will need to clip them. A veterinarian can perform this for you but you can also do it yourself. If you decide that you wish to clip them yourself it is likely that you will need another person to help you restrain the rabbit while you clip the nails. They tend to become scared and panicky when you hold their paws and restrict their movement.

Overgrown nails are dangerous because the rabbit may get them caught on something and potentially even rip the claw out. Also, if you handle the rabbit and it becomes scared it can cause considerable damage to you.

 
 
 
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