Guinea Pig Spa Weekend: Part I
Can you guess what the pigs have to look forward to this weekend?
The dreaded nail trimming! Above is a checklist of essentials that make the ordeal go more smoothly for everyone. First we have two sizes of nail clippers: the small pair comes in handy for pigs with dainty front paws (Truffle and Abby-Roo) while the larger set is necessary for clipping through thick nails (Peaches and Revy).
A cloth or towel can be used to bundle the cavy up like a burrito while edible bribes serve as a distraction to keep nipping teeth away from your fingers. Even if your pig refuses to eat they can always vent their frustration by viciously shredding the carrot to bits. Belka, Peaches and Revy become particularly savage with their baby carrots, picking them up and shaking them back and forth with their teeth.
Luckily for them, nail trimming only occurs once every month. How often do you trim your pigs toenails? What tips do you have to make unruly pigs a little more cooperative?