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Post  SANDWICK on Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:44 pm

Can anyone please help me to find a reputable and experienced person to cut my Llamas toe nails

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Re: LLAMAS TOE NAILS

Post  Caroline on Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:25 pm

Can you ask your vet? Mine does ours, when I can't manage myself.
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Post  Caroline on Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:51 pm

It's three years since I replied to your question. I hope that you found someone... I am just updating this to say that these days nails are so much easier now that I cut them when the llama is standing with four feet on the ground. I can pick up feet and balance them on my knee, but I still prefer to cut the nails from above.
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Post  Tatum hills on Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:52 am

I was going to suggest just that. Our llamas are friendly and live a pat but are not too compliant when it comes to handling they don't like. We started cutting their nails on the ground and it became an easy job with most of them. I can even do some nails in the paddock while they are eating Smile

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Post  Caroline on Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:55 pm

Life is definitely much easier when the llamas get more mature and know your routines. I even found I could cut their toe nails this year whilst they were flat on their sides sun bathing. When I think back to all the drama we had when they were little... but as someone told me, it is having their legs held that is the main issue, not the nail cutting. Cutting them on the ground avoids the leg-holding issue.
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Post  Suzy T on Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:46 am

is there anywhere you can go to have nail trimming lessons?
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Post  Tatum hills on Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:57 pm

I originally asked the vet to come over and show me, but their method involved lifting the legs and was hard for us to do with our unruly llamas. Still having the lesson gave me enough confidence to try myself

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Post  Caroline on Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:45 pm

Suzy, Julie Taylor-Brown does toe nail trimming from the ground. She does courses on all sorts of handling stuff but they are expensive.

Julie often demonstrates these kind of things at the BLS conference and at Annie Austen's free open days - both are summer events.

Alternatively, you could ask someone to show you. You are welcome to come over to me, if you like, but I am in Shropshire.

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