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Posted by Brian-SFCRC on May 11, 2003 at 01:34:36:
In Reply to: speaking of climbing (in)ability posted by J-Cal on May 10, 2003 at 20:35:57:
SOUTHERN FLORIDA CORUCIA RESEARCH CENTER (SFCRC)
If I understood your question correctly, yes, it is normal for a Corucia to have a downward curve in their claw and have a onion ring type growth. I have never had to trim a Corucia toenail to improve climbing ability. The SFCRC's opinion is that trimng is not necessary period unless one is determined to handle their PTS on a regular basis.
I hope this answers your question.
:Speaking of climbing ability in PTS or even lack thereof, one of the females that I've had for almost 2 years now seems to have a continuing toenail trimming problem. Every 3-4 weeks we have to trim her toenails because of the way that they curve as the grow in order to allow her to continue climbing. When we go to trim them tho it seems like an outer layer and the about end half just "pops" off and a "perfect" nail is left. Is this normal, or do they typically grow more similarly to other reptile nails and bird nails? Next time I have to trim I'll share a pic. Thanks,