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    Okay guys! I need help! My squirrels claws are getting crazy! What can I do to get them to be not as sharp?

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    Wear long sleeves is what everybody dose.

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    Yes, come join us! You can tell squirrel people - they are swathed head to toe in multiple layers of clothing...in AUGUST. We all own terry cloth robes that look like we put them through a Cuisinart. Strip us down and we all look like cutters.

    But they are so CUTE!

    I glued sheets of 100 grit sandpaper onto a piece of plywood and turned it into a ramp in my squirrel's enclosure and running up and down it keeps them just cleaned up enough that they don't snag on things but my shoulders are a mute testimony to how sharp they remain!

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    Depending on the age and disposition of the squirrel you can
    attempt to clip the nails with baby toe nail clippers.

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    I always clip the very tip of Sammy's off. Enough to not make them daggers but he still climbs with ease. I usually use baby nail clippers but have recently started using the ferrets nail clippers that look more like scissors. Works well and I usually do it when he isn't paying attention.

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    We trim Seymours nails when they get too long. I hold him and my daughter just trims off the ends with nail clippers. Your squirrel will probably be very vocal but it doesn't hurt them, their just dramatic lol. Seymour is 2 years old now we've been doing it for a while lol some less dramatic squirrels will let you file them willingly.

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    We use a cat nail file (basically a Dremel tool) and it works great.

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    I also have my "squirrel sweater" I wear around the house and yoga pants that he can climb easily . He runs up and down and around me like a tree .

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    I would put large, oversize sweat pants over whatever I was wearing and a high neck, zip-up hoodie. That is my squirrel uniform. And shoes, my goodness, no bare feet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cava View Post
    And shoes, my goodness, no bare feet!
    You aren't kidding there!! Sammy HATES feet!

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    It's insane how mean they were to my feet, like wanted to kill them. And Frances would get into the barking and everything. Little brats!

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    I bought a couple of those Cozy Corner Roost Bird Perch Sand on PVC perches and strategically placed them in my cages so the little darlings would have to travel over them to get up to the next level. Works great!, No more razor sharp talons, just normal claws that don't any maintenance and lots less blood. My hands and arms no longer look like I have been in a fight with a rose bush. I don't have the perches in the pre-release cages and after two weeks their claws are as sharp as ever and ready to go climb whatever awaits them.

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    I have a male, non releasable (Rocco) I think he's about 8, his nails seemed to start growing out of control these past several months. They are horrible. I took him to the vet and they only trimmed the ends of his nails. I asked if they could have been cut shorter but the tech said no. I am at a loss as to what to do. He has a few of the bird pearches that are abrasive but they do not help. He keeps getting snagged in his bedding and it is really really bothering me and certainly more so him . I have no idea what else to do. I will try making a sandpaper ramp to see if that helps. But honestly its the length of his nails that is worrying me, really really worrying me...

    Please Help?

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    Anybody

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    So I had the idea of trying cat nail caps. Has anybody tried to see if it works? I'm thinking trying the kitten size as my guys are 5 weeks old. I usually just do the long sleeve and pants, but thought this may be worth a try, maybe? Thoughts?

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