Originally Posted by Mama of Bronte
i'm sorry i didn't realize that i didn't put whether it was weeks or years ... they are 8 1/2 weeks old...
i tried the treats... they don't seem to go for them however one of the kitties sits tight for clipping the other one will eat the treat eventually if i leave it in a bowl... but i am not sure if she associates the treat with getting nails clipped... maybe i just need to find a treat they like better?
As I said, I don't use treats because I just got the kitties used to having their nails done so it's not a necessity. You are starting your kitties early which is great. I think it's important to have them trust us enough to play with their feet, cut their claws, etc. I don't know if it's just Bijou or the way we worked with him, but he is so trusting it's amazing. Any one of us can roll him over, kiss his tummy, do raspberries on his tummy, clip his nails, nuzzle his neck, gently bite on his ears, etc., and he never tries to scratch or bite, in fact he usually starts purring.
He lets me hold his paws - he'll just close his eyes and leaves his paw in my hand.