Trimming Your Glider's Nails
What you will need:
- -1- fleece pouch
- -1- LaCross Cuticle Trimmer (Pictured below - looks very similar to regular nail clippers but has a slanted tip that makes precision trimming much easier)
Using a fleece pouch, gently grasp one of your glider's hands or feet, then wrap the pouch firmly around your glider, leaving just the hand or foot exposed (as shown). Hold the pouch up against your body to prevent the glider from squirming.
Being careful to only trim off the very tip of the nail, clip each nail needing to be trimmed, making sure you don't cut into the quick of the nail. If the nail does start to bleed, dip the nail into a bit of cornstarch or flour to stop the bleeding.
When done with the hand or foot, allow the glider to pull the appendage back into the pouch, then gently reach in for the next hand or foot. Continue until all* nails are trimmed.
*Note that on the hands, all five nails will need to be trimmed. However, on the feet, only trim the two outermost nails. The nails on the inner toes do not normally need to be trimmed unless they are extra long; the thumb on the foot does not have a nail at all.