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Old 02-18-2019, 10:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My hedgehog has dry skin and there is flakes everywhere in his cage. We've been to the vet and they gave us medicine for it but It feels like it's not working! They say it will take 10 days for her skin to become normal again but it has been two weeks!!!!
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Old 02-18-2019, 10:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You could give your hedgehog oatmeal baths which helps their skin a little bit. On top of that, you could use Coconut Quills by Hedgehogs and friends. It’s made specifically for hedgehogs and moistures their skin very well.
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Old 02-18-2019, 10:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Also, what vet do you go to? It seems like you go to a dog/cat vet where they aren’t familiar with hedgehogs. That moisturizer seems to be for dogs and cats considering that one pump is for a 1 kg animal. Hedgehogs are usually less than half of that. That’s probably why the moisturizer isn’t working. You should consider finding a vet who is familiar with small animals like hedgehogs.
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Old 02-18-2019, 12:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hypocare spray works great, rub it on the their backs it works really fast this can be used daily until the dry skin is cleared.
Oat baths help to but arent recommend to do every day.
Coconut oil or the coconut quills by hedgehogs and friends rubbed onto their backs works great too.
You can also use flaxseed oil on food twice a week, which can either be done 1 capsual over 2 days half each day or 2 capsuald over 2 days 1 capsua each day, this works great too.
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Can we use coconut oil in their food ? If you can how much of it and how often ? Saw my baby have dry skin on the back of her ears so it has me freaked out.
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Rub coconut oil on her ears, that will help that no problem.
They cant consume coconut oil (so I was told) but you can use flaxseed oil on their food, this can be done once or twice a week. Most people do it twice, if you get capsules you can use either 1 over a week - half a capsule on each day, or 2 capsules over a week - one capsule on each day.
If you get it in the bottle, its about 1/2 a tea spoon, twice a week. But the capsules are easier.
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Rub coconut oil on her ears, that will help that no problem.
They cant consume coconut oil (so I was told) but you can use flaxseed oil on their food, this can be done once or twice a week. Most people do it twice, if you get capsules you can use either 1 over a week - half a capsule on each day, or 2 capsules over a week - one capsule on each day.
If you get it in the bottle, its about 1/2 a tea spoon, twice a week. But the capsules are easier.

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