Advice on nail maintenance

dandelion

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Jasper
About two months ago now, I adopted Jasper from home that wasn’t able to take care of him properly. Since then, he’s been doing great. The day after I brought him home, we trimmed off about half the length of his nails, which were very, very overgrown - literally no bleeding when cutting off almost a quarter of an inch. Even though his mobility is significantly better, I’m not sure if I should cut them back further. My main concern is with his back feet; they were curling under, and on a couple of them I don’t think I can trim the curve out.
Is this too curved? Can I do anything about it? Can the nail be straightened at all, or does it have to be cut?
What is the best way to get overgrown nails back to a point of normal maintenance?
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xp29

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The nails look good, you only want to cut the very tip end off. When they grow back out you will see a little spike (for lack of a better description) that is all you need to trim off
The easiest way to deal with them is to give him someting to climb on that is rough, a piece of sandstone, slate, limestone ect.
 

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HyperLollipop

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Herman, 5 months old
The nails look good, you only want to cut the very tip end off. When they grow back out you will see a little spike (for lack of a better description) that is all you need to trim off
The easiest way to deal with them is to give him someting to climb on that is rough, a piece of sandstone, slate, limestone ect.
Hey, I know I'm a little late to this thread but I was looking for info on cutting my beardie's nails, and I was wondering where I could get something like that?
 

xp29

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You can pick it up outside locally or landscaping suppliers usually have a good selection. The sandstone I'm using is leftover from putting flagstone in my back yard. If you source it outdoors remember to sanitize it first.
 

SkittlesK

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Dry-Bones
Hey, I know I'm a little late to this thread but I was looking for info on cutting my beardie's nails, and I was wondering where I could get something like that?
I was going to say pick up a piece of Slate. It will keep his nails trimmed down.

Does anyone know where the Hypo morph came from?
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