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Sharp claws

Post by emily97 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:54 am

I recently got my first pet rat about three months ago,as i began to handle her ive noticed that her claws are scratching me as she climbs around my hands and shoulder. :cry:

I have tried clipping her claws but they still remain rough.

any help would be appreciated!

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Re: Sharp claws

Post by StormySkye » Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:51 am

Try putting a brick or something similar next to something she uses a lot, like her litter tray or food/water. Place it so she has to stand on it to access these things and it can help with filing them down a bit. :)
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Re: Sharp claws

Post by emily97 » Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:38 am

Thanks so much thats a great idea, I'll give it a go!
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Re: Sharp claws

Post by vicky » Fri Dec 10, 2010 1:04 pm

Hi :wink: I know this may sound strange but with your little rattie being so new I think this should soon pass. I experienced with my dear boys & girls what I refer to as 'soft claws' where they are so trusting with you that you'll notice no scratching at all! :D
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Re: Sharp claws

Post by emily97 » Fri Dec 10, 2010 4:17 pm

Thank's, im new to rats so I appreciate any help.


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Re: Sharp claws

Post by fluffster » Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:29 pm

My vet advised me to lay a sheet of sandpaper in the bottom of the cage. You can use the sheets made for the bottom of bird cages so the grit isn't too harsh.

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Re: Sharp claws

Post by emily97 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:10 am

Thank's I appreciate all the help guy's.
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Re: Sharp claws

Post by Sexi_Shopaholic » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:44 am

Im glad there is a thread on this as I was just about to make a new one.
fluffster wrote:My vet advised me to lay a sheet of sandpaper in the bottom of the cage. You can use the sheets made for the bottom of bird cages so the grit isn't too harsh.
Ooh, thats not a bad idea! I may give that a go. :)
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