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Old 15-07-2011, 04:51 PM
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Can anyone point me in the right direction for good nail clippers for a bosc? My boys nails are getting a bit long and he's to lazy to wear them down on the concrete
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Don't clip them. Simple.
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Get dog nail clippers. My friend uses them on his beardies, would've thought they'd work on monitors
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I mean what I say. When in the wild would someone go round to trim wild monitors nails? If kept properly, the nails will be put to good use (digging etc.) and worn down.

Don't trim them.

If you do go against my advise, have fun trying to clip a monitors nail! If it's healthy, it will have your hand off before you can go near them!
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My bosc is very healthy, but he's also soppy tame. Grooming the big fella isn't much of a problem. I put him out in the garden on most sunny days, but he looks for snails, then comes back indoors again. It's more like owning a dog. So his claws aren't getting worn away and he gets them stuck in the carpet. So for that reason i think it's best that he has them trimmed.
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No healthy Sav is 'soppy tame' or 'dog' like if kept properly. They may tolerate you but never 'love' you like a dog. How long is long? My argus' nails are about and inch long and he puts them to good use on a daily basis.

In right conditions, so should your Sav. They grow for a reason, like said, they are WILD animals.

So you can prove me wrong, have you got a pic of the Sav, enclosure and some temp details etc?

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Well to be honest with you i'm not going to be posting pictures of the enclosure up, or telling temps etc. Firstly, because that's not why i started this thread is it? Secondly i know he's healthy. Just because he's not trying to have my hand off at every given chance doesn't mean there's something wrong with him. He eats everything offered to him, drinks, urinates and poos all fine. The only problem i've currently got are his nails. They could do with a trim to stop him from getting caught in the carpet while he walks around the flat.

And lastly, i'm also not doing it because i can see what kind of person you are. Regardless of set up etc, you'll find some fault and have plenty to say on the issue. It's people like yourself that stop new users from posting, in fear of a backlash from so called self proclaimed experts. People come to these sort of places for advice and help. Not to be patronised.
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Okay. Have a dead lizard on your hands in a few years time.

If this is what I get for trying to help... Sod you.

All I can say is 'experts' will agree with me. Hense why both my comments got 'likes'. Go on Repticzone and ask this question... Then you will think I'm nice.

If you have the proper enclosure then why be afraid to show it off? I'm sure people will be interested and I will be glad to eat my own words.
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The fact is you're not trying to help anyone. You're just trying to use this thread as a means to show what an expert you are, and how to put others down on how they do things.

Since when did this become about the enclosure or temp? His enclosure is 6ft X 3ft X 3ft. Yeah it could do with an extra ft or two but it's not that bad really. And as i've pointed out he has the run of the flat too. Which is why i want his nails clipped as he's sticking to the carpet. He also has a very varied diet. Dubia roaches, chicks, mice and now and then he'll steal the cat food.

So as i said, his health is fine, i just want this to go back on topic rather than have someone trying to discredit someone else.
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Im not trying to be an expert, I'm not trying to discredit you, all I'm saying is that a monitors nails should not need clipping. I was asking about the enclosure as no other keeper this problem when their Sav is kept in the right conditions. With the right substrate, temp, and climbing possibilities they should wear down naturally.

So, if your extremely lucky to have a 'puppy' Sav who will let you restrain him for long enough to cut his nails... How short shall you cut them? Short enough to cause no discomfort on carpet but then too short to not fulfil what they do in the wild (climb and dig).

Yes, dog clippers probably will work however, I'm concerned that every other healthy monitor wears down there own claws... Like they would in the wild.
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