I have a few thing I need to sort out before I start writing so thought I would ask in here. When writing about animal characters how should I refer to their limbs, paws or hands, arms or legs?. These animals will carry and use items but I will still need to refer to some of their real world characteristics such as a badgers claws. Imagine a group of animals having a meeting before they go out hunting, they are getting a little rowdy and the speaker needs to get a little control. Would he say, "men, a little calm please". I can't seem to find a more suitable word other than 'men' and it's bugging me a little.