Should I clip my turtle's nails?
May 26, 2010 11:42 PM Subscribe
Should I clip my turtle's nails? Its beak also looks a bit long.
posted by KimikoPi to Pets & Animals (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Have you ever owned a turtle and clipped its nails? I have a painted wood turtle (Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima) or it could be a Central American wood turtle. Anyway I bought it in 2002 and it is still alive. Because it is not in the wild and scratching around rocks, land, dirt, its nails have gotten longer. Should I clip its nails? What is the best way to do this? (yeah probably not PediPaws). I think it's beak also looks a bit long as it appears to overhang its mouth more than before. I don't to touch the beak, but is there anything I can do to help it naturally help nail and beak growth in check?