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Rabbit nail problem

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by Toriiiaah, Dec 14, 2020.

  1. Toriiiaah

    Toriiiaah PetForums Newbie

    Nov 25, 2019
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    Hi all!

    Whilst trimming one of my rabbits nails today (usually trim every 3-4 weeks as my rabbits hate being handled, brushed or having their nails clipped) I saw that my rabbit had one nail that was very short and curled sideways ( like a physical 2 loop tiny curl). I’m very worried that it’s uncomfortable or even painful for her but I’m not sure whether it’s something I can sort out myself or need to take her to the vet for or if there’s anything that me or a vet can do..

    I was wondering whether anyone else had this problem or knows why this could’ve occurred, all of her nails were fine the last time I clipped them.. so I really don’t know what could’ve happened ..

    I wanted to clip the curly nail to shorten it in hopes that it would grow back straight like the rest but I don’t feel comfortable with clipping it when I can’t see the blood vessel as I don’t want to hurt her..
  2. Corneal

    Corneal Cornealia

    Oct 30, 2018
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    Some nails just grow weird.
    I have a bun with normal nails on his “hands” and black nails on his feet.
    Plus sometimes they have one nail that just never grows, I suggest trying to cut it. But have a towel and some flour on hand. Nails can bleed quite a bit and putting flour on the open wound can stop the bleeding (my sister used cornflour on her rats nails, I think normal flour would work fine too)
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