Found 16th Mar 2009
My Dad went in to take the rabbit into the vets last week to get his nails cut,

they weighed him then cut his nails which took about 2 minutes............... £9!!

We started to get curious after watching this Undercover Pets on ITV about wether we have been overcharged or not?

Anyone who has been in to take their rabbits in to get their nails cut, how much was it?

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its only £9? lol seems ok to me man

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how long did it take to weight it

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DangerGod;4658003

its only £9? lol seems ok to me man



£9 for a couple minutes work, it's not like they are charging for any equipment?

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borolad94;4658021

£9 for a couple minutes work, it's not like they are charging for any … £9 for a couple minutes work, it's not like they are charging for any equipment?



its like getting a haircut i guess. over - priced

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sassie;4658020

how long did it take to weight it



The scales are in the waiting room, so it was even before he got into see the vet.

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borolad94;4658034

The scales are in the waiting room, so it was even before he got into see … The scales are in the waiting room, so it was even before he got into see the vet.



so who weighed the rabbit? and why does a rabbit need weighing before having its nails cut?

i remember it was £15 a couple of years ago to put a dwarf hamster to sleep...so not all that suprised really

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sassie;4658044

so who weighed the rabbit? and why does a rabbit need weighing before … so who weighed the rabbit? and why does a rabbit need weighing before having its nails cut?



My dad put him on the scales and the receptionist took the weight, they weigh him just for the records to moniter it.

I paid £7 to have my rabbits teeth cut, which only took a few minutes, too but I thought that ws reasonable as I was expecting to get charged some consultation fee or something

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borolad94;4658081

My dad put him on the scales and the receptionist took the weight, they … My dad put him on the scales and the receptionist took the weight, they weigh him just for the records to moniter it.



well so it wasnt £9 for the nail cut, cause the nurse was probs a couple of quid, hope that makes you feel better :thumbsup:

I paid £5 and after that cut them myself

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sassie;4658095

well so it wasnt £9 for the nail cut, cause the nurse was probs a couple … well so it wasnt £9 for the nail cut, cause the nurse was probs a couple of quid, [SIZE="5"]hope that makes you feel better [/SIZE]:thumbsup:



Why do you have to put that and always be so negative in my thread, did i say was feeling scared becuase of the price or that i was worried or anxious?

I have bought proper rabbit nail clippers and cut ours myself. As house bunnies they need cutting every few weeks and theres no way I have the time or money to take them to the vets every few weeks.

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J.Dance;4658101

I paid £5 and after that cut them myself



I was going to do that, but the parents didn't let me.

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kidcat;4658118

I have bought proper rabbit nail clippers and cut ours myself. As house … I have bought proper rabbit nail clippers and cut ours myself. As house bunnies they need cutting every few weeks and theres no way I have the time or money to take them to the vets every few weeks.



Ours is a house rabbit and weve had him over a year and this was the only time we had been to get his nails cut :thumbsup:

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borolad94;4658114

Why do you have to put that and always be so negative in my thread, did i … Why do you have to put that and always be so negative in my thread, did i say was feeling scared becuase of the price or that i was worried or anxious?



pmsl, i put it bcause i was trying to lighen your mood by having a bit of fun, as its not appreciated i hope they charge you £27 next time and ya dad then cant afford ya tea

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sassie;4658138

pmsl, i put it bcause i was trying to lighen your mood by having a bit of … pmsl, i put it bcause i was trying to lighen your mood by having a bit of fun, as its not appreciated i hope they charge you £27 next time [COLOR="Red"]and ya dad then cant afford ya tea[/COLOR]



he will have to eat his rabbit lul

Borolad, £9 is just for the nail trim, the weighing is free, and is basically put on the records so it can be monitored the next time your in.
£9 does seem a lot, but unfortunaly vets can charge it, because people will pay it, i would never recommend cutting a rabbits claws if you don't know what your doing, they have a very long quick and if you cut this, then you will have one bloody carpet! Fortunatly as a trained professional (LOL) my rabbits nails are white so this also helps the situation.

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Lulu'sMammy;4658228

[COLOR="Red"]Borolad, £9 is just for the nail trim, the weighing is free, … [COLOR="Red"]Borolad, £9 is just for the nail trim, the weighing is free, and is basically put on the records so it can be monitored the next time your in[/COLOR]. [COLOR="Blue"]£9 does seem a lot, but unfortunaly vets can charge it, because people will pay it,[/COLOR] [COLOR="Lime"]i would never recommend cutting a rabbits claws if you don't know what your doing, they have a very long quick and if you cut this, then you will have one bloody carpet! [/COLOR][COLOR="Yellow"]Fortunatly as a trained professional (LOL) my rabbits nails are white[/COLOR] [COLOR="Magenta"]so this also helps the situation.[/COLOR]



In red = I already knew that but thank you for confirming.
In blue = That's just what they said in that ITV show
In green = That was the parents problem, they thought if i cut it and did it wrong the bleeding would never stop.
In yellow = My rabbit's nail's are white, just VERY long :thumbsup:
In pink = Thank you it does.

I don't know about rabbits but my cats claws cost £10 to have done. I have clippers to do it myself but she wriggles so much I fear I could hurt her. If i'm lucky I get one paw done lol

Has a vet show just been on 3 then? Is it being repeated does anyone know?

Sweet Jesus!

I know our local vets if we go the nail clipped are free for animals, i was impressed other week as i took my dog for a check up and to get confirmation of pregnancy plus get her worming tablets, well walked to the desk asked my bill i was told £3.48!!! My mouth dropped as i thought i misheard but i hadnt.

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amcol;4659238

I know our local vets if we go the nail clipped are free for animals, i … I know our local vets if we go the nail clipped are free for animals, i was impressed other week as i took my dog for a check up and to get confirmation of pregnancy plus get her worming tablets, well walked to the desk asked my bill i was told £3.48!!! My mouth dropped as i thought i misheard but i hadnt.



£3.48! Where abouts are you?

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Lulu'sMammy;4658491

Has a vet show just been on 3 then? Is it being repeated does anyone know?



It was called Tonight: Undercovers Pets,.

Try the ITV iPlayer thingy.
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