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Nail trimming

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Hey! I have a tegu who’s about a year old, and when I got him his nails hasn’t been trimmed. Upon trying to I got to about three nails when I realized that it was making them bleed. I haven’t trimmed them sense. What do i do? Theyre getting long!!
 

AtlasInSd

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One of the easy ways is to have tile in the enclosure and run your heat tape underneath it. They readily go onto the tile often to warm up which very gradually over a long time keeps there nail tips from getting sharp. It's a win win because you don't have to go in there and start trimming nails
 

rats

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I have real slate squares (from flooring store), not tiles, on the floor of Foley’s cage. Just walking on the slate wears his nails down so they aren’t sharp. I haven’t had to clip his nails since he was a baby (he’s 11 years old now!). Much better than struggling to clip them.
 

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