- Jun 30, 2018
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For his back claws, lay him upside down on your thighs with the top of his head pointed at your tummy, you can grab his leg with your left hand, holding on tight, snip. If you did dogs for that long, a tortoise ain't nuthin...lolThank you so much Skip. I got 2 tiles last night to do that very thing with a bigger clay pot bottom dish so can use both together.
I appreciate the toenail advice. I’m a retired dog groomer of 33 years and know about quicks I’ve even done guinea pigs and large bunnies and a couple other critters. But wondering how to hold Douglas to do his back ones was going to be a challenge by myself and I sure didn’t want to upset him. So my theory was beak in the clay dish and back feet on the rough concrete 12” tile. Got his dish in this morning but going to heat the stone in my oven a little then get it buried down to about a half above. I can always lift it up as it gets covered up but harder to get it lower.
BTW...I have never known any type of tile that would file down an overgrown beak, or trim claws. Beaks get over grown because in captivity they don't have access to the tough dried grasses and weeds that they would normally fight to get out of the ground. I'm not saying they are not fed a good diet, just different.