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Old 07-06-2016, 03:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Hedgehog Scratching?

My hedgehog scratches and itches himself quite frequently, i give him baths quite frequently (i read i should bathe him atleast once every 2 weeks so thats what i do) and he still just keeps scratching.
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Baths actually can dry their skin out and make them itchier.

Has he been to a vet to check for mites and infections?

If he's mite and infection free, try putting a few drops of oil (olive, canola, flaxseed, coconut, vitamin E) on him between his quills after a bath or once a week. Do NOT put oil on him if you don't know what's wrong. Fungal infections will get much worse if you put oil on them.
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