Breeder paint spots - Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum
Hedgehog Central GalleryForum Archives Facebook Link

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-21-2012, 07:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
for the <3 of quills's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Posts: 40
Default Breeder paint spots

Hi, I've had my hedgehog since August of last year and she still has the orange paint spot on her back quills that her breeder put on her. She's already gone through all of her quillings but for some reason she didn't lose all of the orange quills. Will this ever go away?
__________________



[/url]
for the <3 of quills is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-21-2012, 07:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 37
Default Re: Breeder paint spots

Let me Preface this by saying I am no expert. But with Lenore it just took time. When she'd let me I'd use her bath tooth brush on her quills to scrub lightly. Hopefully someone can give you a better answer than me. I'm also interested because I'm picking up a new baby from the breeder tomorrow...
BatmanJohnson is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-21-2012, 09:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 
Christemo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Westminster, MD
Posts: 1,484
Send a message via AIM to Christemo
Default Re: Breeder paint spots

It should just be kids paint that's used for finger painting. Are her quills white in that area? The paint may have dyed them.
__________________

http://www.etsy.com/shop/tranquills
Check out Tranquills for all your hedgehog needs! Including... TUTUS!
https://christineschramm.scentsy.us/Scentsy/Home
Christemo is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-23-2012, 09:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
Member
 
for the <3 of quills's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Posts: 40
Default Re: Breeder paint spots

The paint does seem to be in the white area of her quills. When she lets me I can actually peel the paint off of some of them. It seems very thick.
__________________



[/url]
for the <3 of quills is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-24-2012, 12:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 19
Default Re: Breeder paint spots

My Mishka is dealing with the same thing, but there's a huge clump of green paint thats clumping her quills together. I contacted the breeder because my concern is that the clump is preventing her from losing the quills from quilling. The breeder informed me that it's not supposed to come off (?), and that it's non-toxic fabric paint. She said I could try giving her a bath to soften up the paint and then gently try to peel it off. I have not had much luck this far- usually it seems like her skin is tender around that area and I'm trying not to make it worse. Still a huge clump, i feel bad because it seems heavy and like it's weighing down on her back, or maybe pulling at her skin. It's actual paint and not just dyed quills. As soon as I can come up with a solution I'll keep you posted!
__________________


Waffles is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-24-2012, 12:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
Hooked on Hogs
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Posts: 8,950
Default Re: Breeder paint spots

It's unfortunate that some breeders choose to use paint that won't come off and gob it on so thick that it clumps the quills together. There is no reason for it unless they are keeping that particular hedgehog in their breeding program and want to make certain it never comes off. Still, it never needs to be gobbed on enough to clump quills together. IMO, it's laziness on the breeders part rather than taking time to apply it so the quills don't stick together.

For babies that are being sold, there is no reason to permanently mark them. Not many people want their baby to have a gob of paint on them for the rest of his or her life.

Waffles, does she sit still enough that you could carefully cut some of the paint away or perhaps cut some of the quills apart. I don't mean cutting the quills, but cutting between them. Our Cinder had a huge gob of neon pink paint on her and she had it until the day she died. We did manage to get a lot of it off by trimming the excess, but never could get it all.
__________________
* * * Nancy * * *

Retired from breeding

Rescue contact for both the Hedgehog Welfare Society and the IHA
Rescued over 70 (and counting) hedgehogs needing a new home


http://freewebs.com/thehedgieden/
Nancy is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-25-2012, 03:58 PM   #7 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 19
Default Re: Breeder paint spots

HI Nancy! I agree with your post and wish i could get it off as well. Mishka and I are about, eh, I'd say 55% bonded so far (work in progress). Lately she has allowed me to pick at it with my nail, and i've been able to use nail clippers to clip a little of it away. i feel bad like i'm pulling at her skin though so my success has been minimal. i've pried apart a couple quills, and when i did so one fell out (like it was only stuck there, leftover from quilling but unable to fall completely out). Since she's only in an inch of water during bath time, the paint doesn't really have an opportunity to get soft- other than when i rinse her.
__________________


Waffles is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-25-2012, 04:27 PM   #8 (permalink)
Member
 
pink-ster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 65
Default Re: Breeder paint spots

would you be able to use olive oil? I know that gets off some kinds of paint.
__________________




pink-ster is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-25-2012, 07:51 PM   #9 (permalink)
Hooked on Hogs
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Posts: 8,950
Default Re: Breeder paint spots

Unfortunately, fabric paint will not soften with water so you could keep her in the bath all day and it wouldn't accomplish much. Olive oil is a good idea and certainly won't hurt to try. Perhaps use a little craft brush or q-tip to apply it directly to the painted area.
__________________
* * * Nancy * * *

Retired from breeding

Rescue contact for both the Hedgehog Welfare Society and the IHA
Rescued over 70 (and counting) hedgehogs needing a new home


http://freewebs.com/thehedgieden/
Nancy is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-31-2012, 02:25 AM   #10 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Posts: 19
Default Re: Breeder paint spots

ooh olive oil. great idea. ill let you know how it works out- thanks so much for the suggestion!
__________________


Waffles is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help me chose a pic to paint FiaSpice Off Topic 21 07-04-2012 08:04 PM
Will Breeder Paint effect Quilling? Waffles Health 4 01-24-2012 08:56 PM
Safe Spray Paint? HedgieGirl519 Housing & Accessories 15 11-20-2011 05:57 PM
Hedgie safe wood paint? panda Health 3 08-19-2011 01:17 PM
Paint fumes hedgeowl Health 6 02-26-2010 11:06 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:10 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
PetGuide.com
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Retriever Breeds Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum