To many it would seem like the logical thing to do but I very seldom trimmed Phira's claws. If I did it was just the very tip of them. See the minor little cuts no scraps I got on my arm didn't bother me so much. For one Phira's house is always spotless, he never poos in his house (his new thing is the clean laundry), and I'm always washing my hands constantly. Two, it never really hurt. And finally Phira loves to climb everything and everywhere and those are vital to do so. The Dr. Cut his Scary Dragon claws. He keeps falling off of things. My living rooms is filled with safety nets, ramps and soft padding. Naturally this is to protect my buddy, but nope... this is a new freaking play ground filled with slides, bungee jumps and sky diving. if anyone makes cloths for bearded dragons I'll buy a little aviators jacket. "Weeeeeee!" -Phira.