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How do primates keep their fingernails and toenails trim?

  1. Jul 31, 2007 #1

    Simfish

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    Just wondering (after all - they don't have nail clippers) :)

    Oh - and is growth rate ever affected by how much hair/nail there already is? (I doubt there is - but apparently it seems that hair seems to grow faster after being cut, is this true?)
     
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  3. Aug 1, 2007 #2
    Primates do not need to actively keep their fingernails and toenails in trim because of general wear and tear.
     
  4. Aug 1, 2007 #3

    Ivan Seeking

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    Also, do they bite their fingernails when nervous?
     
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