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Box turtles nails too long?

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  1. ronniehopper

    ronniehopper New Member

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    Hey everyone! Was wondering if my little Willow's nails were too long. She is a female three toed box. Any ideas? 1562791727803.jpeg 1562791687302.jpeg
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    Yes. They are too long.
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    I bit too long. What substrate do you use?

    You might consider a substrate that will keep them worn, than a clipping intervention.

    Dog toe nail clipper can work, but with box turtles it is difficult, because, well they can box themselves up. If you do it, you can use a cork from a wine bottle to keep the shell open, and cut the smallest amount, a few times over several weeks. Keep something like this on hand if you go to far . https://www.walmart.com/ip/Blood-St...447Fr5_gdkvzr5DwsuqIOQr7YJPGemzxoC7qYQAvD_BwE

    Substrate solution is easier. Garden soil. Add worms, she will dig to get them. Back nails may need a trim no matter.
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