Let's face it. If there is any one "drawback" to owning a Sugar Glider, it's that over time their nails can get VERY sharp, and cause red marks and scratches up & down your arms if you don't do something about it… It's not their "fault", it's just how nature made them so they can hang onto things without falling.
Well, over the years, we have extensively tested EVERY type of "nail filing" device out there – including cement and abrasive perches, ladders and even exercise wheel inserts. Now, there is no question that exercise wheel inserts work the best by far - BUT – (until now) there has always been ONE major problem with them ALL – and that's DURABILITY.
Even though every insert out there claims to be "washable and reusable", the simple truth is that – in reality - they ALL fall apart or wear out after just a few cleanings. This is because they are either made out of a flimsy "sandpaper" backing - or a spray-on mixture of glue & sand - that eventually just falls apart.
After exhaustive testing and research, our team of Glider Experts developed the EZ-Trim Automatic Nail Trimming Insert. Unlike any other product on the market, the EZ Trim utilizes an "industrial-quality" emery fabric, which is then bonded directly to a durable plastic insert which fits PERFECTLY into your Run-O-Round.
This combination of high-quality materials - and direct bonding to the plastic running surface itself - means that your EZ-Trim will "work its magic" and last MUCH longer than any other disposable insert out there.
I was so excited to see this, it's a great idea, but unfortunately it let me down despite my following all directions exactly. The abrasive piece peeled away from the track in several places in a matter of days, so all kinds of nasty things get stuck in the adhesive between the two pieces. What's worse is my little critters' nails are still crazy sharp. I think this could be a great product if constructed with a better adhesive.
When Zan and Jayna's little claws get too long it's is hard on my arms but also on them. They have trouble getting in and out of their bonding pouch and their bed because their claws catch in the fleece. The e-z trim does the trick while they exercise and play. I love it.
Love this product as the wife and i refuse to try and deal with trimming our little fuzzybutts nails, but like a few others the first day i pulled it out of the box the track was already pulling away from the trimmer surface. It would be awesome if you could include just a section of the tape or contact paper you use to seal it just so when it starts to pull away we could use it to reattach track without worrying about the right kind of cement or other application to use and not hurt our little one. Helping with this part would definitely get the 5th star.
Just received this and I'm about to install it. Can't wait for my babies to use it since just placing a small piece of sand paper in never worked out, they would rip it out immediately. So hopefully this will work and to keep their nails trimmed.
I like the product overall and it has seemed to trim my babies nails down some but I also just received it and started using it so they haven't warmed up to it completely yet. But I have noticed the sand paper part is peeling up from the plastic. My little fur balls also haven't grasped the concept that it is not a "potty area" so it's a pain to clean the next morning. I don't leave it in for days at a time just overnight occasionally. Overall I love the idea but wish it was a little sturdier made and easier to clean.
Our baby's nails got long quickly. I can't clip our golden retrievers nails, there was no way I was going to clip Oscar's. This insert is perfect. We have to leave it in for 2-3 days because he doesn't run on the wheel as much when it's used. Hopefully you keep this in stock because we're going to need it for years to come.
Easy to change, and keeping their nails trimmed is easy
Mae Mae loves her wheel & this nail trimmer strip keeps her nails cut back, Awesome !
Was easy to insert and could feel a difference with just one night of use. My babies claws are not as sharp which is nice. Since I just got it I can't give a 5 star since I have not had time to test its durability. It does how ever work as a nail trimmer and my babies had fun playing at the same time.
I misread the description of this and thought it was like a wheel you can just put in the cage. I didn't realize you needed to wheel first!
It seems to work pretty well but before 2 days had passed the emery part of it was peeling off on one end. I think I'm going to have to see if contact cement will work assuming that it will dry and air out enough so as not to gas my sugar glider.
Our gliders checked it out the first time it was installed, but now they don't pay any attention as to which track (normal or nail trimmer) is installed. Very pleased with it.
I haven't been able to use ours for a while because our boys figured out a way to peel the sandpaper-type substance away from the plastic and decided to sleep in between them, so I've pulled it out for now while I'm waiting to buy a replacement and man, I can tell those nails haven't been trimmed for a while. Will love when the new one comes in. I wish, as someone else in the comments said, there was another way to attach the "emory fabric" to the plastic so that it can't be pulled apart because then it really would be ultra durable.
Boomers nails were getting very sharp. As soon as we received this we installed it into his wheel. Since Boomer loves running around his wheel it didn't take long before his nails became smooth. Not sure if it will stay attached to the wheel because it seems to have a spot that is already separating. So far it has worked as advertised makes trimming nails easy as 1-2-3.
I love this product for my baby! Her nails were super long and always cutting into me when she's climbing all over me, and with the convenience of just putting this in her wheel twice a week at night it really does a good job! Her nails are slowly getting trimmed down.
The insert works well and I have no complaints about it. just make sure you switch back and forth with the original so the babies have a variety of options.
I wasnt sure it was working but my glider finally broke hers and after a few weeks her nails were like razors. I still had to file her nails occasionally with the EZ-trim and I thought it wasnt working but now I cant even keep up with just filing. So I am ordering another EZ-trim today and cant wait for it to arrive. Wow their nails can get so sharp!!
We finally broke down and ordered the Nail Trimmer Insert and wish we would have ordered it sooner, It was easy to install and works great.
This track works wonderfully and is actually quieter than the plastic track that usually goes in the wheel. My glider loves to run on his wheel and seems to love it even more when he is getting his nails filed.
The nail trimmer is so easy to put in and keeps martys nails trimmed. A very safe way to keep there nails trimmed. Every glider should have one. Easy to change out every few days
This works great for my guys they love wheels so much I would swear they are trying to run a marathon
I love this product. We had it with our first sugar baby and cannot wait to get a new one for the new babies.
This is a fantastic product! It does a great job of trimming nails. I couldn't imagine trying to trim his little nails by hand as he does not sit still for long. He loves his wheel and this makes it easy on both of us!!
The nail trimmer is great in concept but the emery cloth is attached with double sided sticky tape on to a polyurethane substrate and the tape separates from the polyurethane leaving a sticky gap to catch debris. I just received a replacement and within a few days it has started to separate. It needs to be attached better, maybe sewn at the edges.
I would like to see the small clip that holds the wheel in place a bit bigger or made in a way that allowed you to easily change it. I realize that these clips are made by hundred thousands and only cost less than a penny and a custom clip would cost a bit more but it would make changing out the wheel a lot easier.
I am a manufacturer so maybe I am looking at it from a different point of view.
All in all we love our little pets and believe that PocketPets does an outstanding job with everything.
I put in the wheel and noticed it worked real quick while handling my "girls" however, the wheel kept coming apart... so I realized I needed to put the original track on the outside of the insert... That was something I didn't realize needed... Works like a charm!
Makes my life easier w/this wheel nail trimmer insert vs trying to trim their nails by myself for sure. It was hard at first trying to get the pin off to change out from the regular wheel to the nail trimmer insert. Now that I've done it a few times, it's much easier and faster for me to change between the 2. This is definitely a worthwhile investment for any SB parents.
My 2 babies don't seem to be too fond of the trimmer. \they jump in the wheel then stand there for a minute then jump off. They will run on it but not like they do with the regular wheel.
It was so easy to put together. Easy to take apart. Great way to trim the babies nails! No muss, no fuss!
This really helped trim down the nails of 2 babies we rescued.
Only down side is that it started to peel off easily and the gliders pee on it a lot so it has to be replaced frequently.
Super easy. Perfect product description, it works as it was promised. Great investment for happy baby.
Good job on this item!!
Makes keeping my babies nails trimmed easy
This does exactly what it says it will. Keeps nails short so they they don't leave any scratches on us when climbing. Awesome product!
I love the nail trimmer wheel easy to change and easy to keep nails trim with it. Highly recommend this for your little guy.
Easy to change from the flat surface to the file. Easy way to trim their nails.
My little fuzz butts love this thing! (A little too much sometimes- they want to fall asleep in it) I love it too because it helps to dull their nails to a tolerable level. My skin greatly appreciates this too!
I am so thankful for Pocket Pets! They have made it so easy to care for our Sugar Bears. This nail trimmer insert is a must for all owners. It makes handling your Sugar Bears so much more enjoyable because they are not scratching you to pieces. It beats trimming and stressing out your little pets -I do not recommend clipping there mails, its nerve-racking and can hurt them. It's so easy to put in and take our and wash when needed. Thank you Pocket Pets for thinking of everything we could need to be the best parents possible to our Sugar Bears!