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Post by Thumper2001 on Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:40 pm

... for nail cutting?

I know most of you will prob do it yourself but it's just not an option. Junior freaks out and flops of the floor panting like he's away to have a heart attack pale I don't want to make him feel like that in his own home, and the vet does it so much quicker than we can.

Anyway, last time my vet did them both I was charged just short of 24. That was literally just for cutting their nails, and I felt a bit ripped off. The vet that was there before used to charge me 5 when we had Thumper's cut there! Although he was a complete plank...

A new vet is opening in my town this month and as their nails are needing done again I was debating calling them to see how much they would charge. I wouldn't be using them for anything else, I trust our current vet and they've been looking after them since they were babies! It's maybe a bit cheeky to use the new one just for this but if it'll save me money then so be it!

So, how much do you pay? Smile
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Post by c.bolduan on Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:10 pm

Sorry love, I do it my self if it isn't urgent I know most vets do it during rabbit awareness week for free.
24 seems an awful lot for this. No Shocked

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Post by Tuckerbunnies on Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:43 am

We do our own as we have so many but the odd occasion our vet has done them she hasn't charged us.

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Post by iiisecondcreep on Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:38 am

Our vet charges 5 as well.
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Post by fall3n-ang3l on Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:21 am

I've always done the nails but when spike had a problem with her front teeth and needed cutting they charged me 3.50 it looks like they have charged you a consultation fee as well as cutting the nails, next time I would ask if they charge a consultation fee just for cutting nails
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Post by Amelia66 on Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:45 am

ours would probably be the same as they charge a consultant fee to see them then the charge of the nail cutting. We just do them ourselves tho as it saves time and money Smile
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Wed Sep 17, 2014 4:24 pm

I think ours charges 7 or 8 when a nurse does it so we always book with the nurses. If a vet does it I dread to think.

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Post by Thumper2001 on Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:06 pm

Thanks all. Glad it's not just me that thinks it's expensive. Think I'll try the other surgery and see how much they'd charge. Doing it myself is just not an option with Junior.
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Post by SarahJane on Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:16 am

My vet doesn't charge at all, I used to do them myself but when Jelly needed hers doing I couldn't do them because they were way too tough, and my vet did them and she didn't charge so ever since then I got her to do them. That to me seems quite a rip off!



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Post by Sixer on Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:44 am

I agree - it sounds like they have charged a consultation fee. A bit naughty if ALL they have done is clip claws. I am sure a vet nurse could do it and it would/should cost less. We trim ours ourselves - I think I have had BJ's trimmed once at the vet's but he was there for someting else and I am sure I wasn't charged any more.

BJ's scare the life out of me - they are thick and black. Bobbin's twisted malformed claws are equally scary pale pale
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:02 pm

Doing them ourselves is not an option for us either love, the piggies scream as soon as they see the clippers and Holly well, she literally has a fit and i am always afraid of it becoming a real one. She behaves much better with the nurses and vet so it is easier for us to take her down now than struggle to do it ourelves.

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Post by FluffSlave on Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:05 pm

We also go to our vet for nail clipping. Willow is just too huge that when she puts up a fight you have no chance of holding onto her, and Mo's are completely buried beneath his layers and layers of floof on his toes! Laughing

Our vet usually charges between 5-10 (depends on which vet we see) and that's normally with a free health check, weigh in etc thrown in too Thumbs Up
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Post by JoeyBunsMum on Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:28 am

Joey usually getshis done at home but the times he's had it done at the vets it was about 7 / free.

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Post by gentl on Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:36 am

Our vet adds 'pedicure ' on the bill but doesn't charge anything but then we have never been in for just a pedicure.
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:02 pm

Ours are checked over too hun when they go, and are also weighed. It takes two of them to clip Holly's claws she makes such a fuss and she is only a little dot LOL!!

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Post by NickieM on Sat Sep 20, 2014 12:22 am

If you go in specially for the nail cutting, they will charge a consultation fee but mine usually does Sasha's when she is getting jabbed. As she is outside and is frequently digging Mad her nails don't grow too quickly.


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Post by jolovesbunnies on Sat Sep 20, 2014 6:05 pm

Holly's claw do grow quickly unfortunately so we take her for a trim and a check over too, Pet Plan insist upon regular dental checks. Very Happy

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Post by Thumper2001 on Sat Sep 20, 2014 11:56 pm

Yeah they did charge a consultation fee, which I thought was a bit crappy because we were in and out in 5 minutes.

We got them cut in November when they were vaccinated but they're needing done again Sad

Thanks for your thoughts Smile
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Post by BugsBunny on Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:09 pm

I will not even attempt Dougals claws as he hates his feet being messed with, he does not like them being touched at all. Fir the vet he stays still , I just hate getting him so stressed taking him just to be clipped but cannot do anything about it if he wont let me do it, plus I always think I will hurt him.
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:08 pm

Aren't they little devils love? She still wriggles with the nurses but not as badly as she does when we try to do anything to her.

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