Domestic rabbits need their nails clipping regularly. The rabbit is held firmly in the lap and the paw stretched gently out. The nails are clipped one by one. It is important to clip only the clear area at the end of the nail. Clipping the pink area of the nail nearest the foot would be painful for the rabbit, and would cause bleeding. In white rabbits it is easier to identify the correct area for clipping, but in coloured rabbits it can be harder. If in doubt, get an experienced rabbit keeper to show you or ask your vet for help. Some find it easier to clip the nails with the rabbit laid on its back in the lap.