Clipping nails

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Sonia

Post   » Mon Mar 11, 2002 7:21 pm


Eeek !!! Using a blow torch on piggies....never...even if Tizzy has removed chunks of skin in the past !!! Anyway, a beam torch is a small torch with a narrow,small but powerful beam. It´s similar to the ones that doctor´s use to check your pupil ( black part of eyes, not unruly students ! ) reaction time, only a little bigger.

The reason I use it is, that I am worried about getting the beam into my piggies eyes and hurting them. A good Beam Torch is a pocket Mag-Light which is internationally available, and if you twist the lens at the top, it will narrow the beam. If you feel that that is still too wide and gets in their eyes, then merely cover the lens with a peice of card and sticky tape in place, leaving a tiny gap for the light to get through. A torch is the general term, and the beam part of it is referred to the narrow focused beam.

Hope that clears my name from blow-torching piggies !!! ;o)

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Evangeline

Post   » Mon Mar 11, 2002 7:54 pm


Ok, so it´s a flashlight.

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Lynx
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Post   » Mon Mar 11, 2002 8:32 pm


Sounds like a blind-fold would be handy. It would keep the torch light from their eyes and they wouldn´t know what was coming.

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Sonia

Post   » Mon Mar 11, 2002 8:38 pm


Depends on how much displeased, high-pitched shreaking, you can take !!!

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KarasKavies
For the love of my girls!

Post   » Mon Mar 11, 2002 9:29 pm


Hey Lynx, I think you are onto something. I think we could "hog tie" them!! No pun intended!! That way all four little paws would be at the ready!

Kara

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Dobby
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Post   » Mon Mar 11, 2002 10:01 pm


I don´t think they have legs long enough for hog tying, Kara. But it would be the ideal position for nail clipping.

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KarasKavies
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Post   » Tue Mar 12, 2002 1:20 am


I agree Dobby! LOL!!! Doesn´t it conjure up quite an image though?! With the loyal cavy owner ready with clippers in hand!

Kara

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Lynx
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Post   » Tue Mar 12, 2002 5:30 am


When I was new to cavies, I once tried to rig up a sleeve with their feet poking out that could be suspended or held by another person while their legs dangled invitingly waiting to be clipped. Of course it was a failed disaster of an idea. Gps are just about as squirmy as you can get.

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Dobby
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Post   » Tue Mar 12, 2002 5:31 am


We are a couple of sick people. *LOL*

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Jill

Post   » Tue Mar 12, 2002 9:00 am


Like furry slinkys
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edit: not you two, the guinea pigs!
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RavenShade
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Post   » Tue Mar 12, 2002 9:26 am


Lynx....I worry about you.

Louise

Post   » Tue Mar 12, 2002 9:29 am


wasn´t it you RS who also tried to make a piggy pullover?

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RavenShade
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Post   » Tue Mar 12, 2002 9:41 am


You mean the cut-up sock I put on my friend´s skinny pig? Um, well...Okay, I guess I´m guilty. But he was fashionable and warm, not in traction.

Louise

Post   » Tue Mar 12, 2002 10:03 am


i´m not sure thats a reasonable excuse

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RavenShade
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Post   » Tue Mar 12, 2002 11:37 am


And turning a pig into a pinata to clip his nails is?

Louise

Post   » Tue Mar 12, 2002 11:46 am


a pinata..?

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KarasKavies
For the love of my girls!

Post   » Tue Mar 12, 2002 11:48 am


LOL!!!

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Sunny

Post   » Tue Mar 12, 2002 1:19 pm


Ciaytee - what I have found works really well... pay the vet to it.

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RavenShade
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Post   » Tue Mar 12, 2002 1:59 pm


Basically it´s a party game where you take a paper mache thing (the pinata) filled with goodies, hang it somewhere and blindfolded people whack it with a stick til it breaks and everyone rushes for the loot.

Lynx´s description reminded me of it.

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Dobby
I gave what I could!

Post   » Tue Mar 12, 2002 6:58 pm


I´m not paying a vet $13 to trim Bud´s nails whe I´m able to do it myself (granted, I swear a whole lot when I do it myself, but I save myself $13). People who pay to get their animals´ nails clipped are the reason why vets go around in Porsches.

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