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Old 06-12-2019, 02:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My hedgehog pedot is 3 month years old .. usually i give bath to him using shampo for cat but today i using baby shampo. Baby shampo that i use contain avocado extract and oat kernel extract. After the bathing sesaon he behavior change diractly. His is not a grumpy hedgehog he like to be handle, play with me and if i given him a bath he will not be grumpy or hissing. But today after i give a bath he start to curl and hissing. And this one odd behavior he try after i given a bath is he try to take something or bite something underneath his stomach. Before this i never see he curl or hissing even though he angry. Should i take him to vet or what .sorry for my english. And help me with this issue🙇‍♂️
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Old 06-12-2019, 04:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Avocado is a food that isn’t safe for most animals, including hedgehogs. The avocado extract could have irritated his skin enough to cause discomfort. Wipe him down with a warm cloth. If you notice any redness or legions, or if he continues in great discomfort, take him to the vet so they can look at his health!
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You also shouldn't be using baby shampoos these contain soaps which isnt very good for their skin(so I've always been told)
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The smell of the shampoo is probably upsetting him. Give him another bath with just warm water to help rinse the scent off of him.
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The reason i try use baby shampoo it's contain oat kenel because i dont know hedgehog cant eat avocado. After the research then i aware avocado is one of food that hedgehog can't eat. I try to give him another bath this morning using only warm water, he seem okay about it, after the bath he not curl or hissing and i see him a little comfortable in his house. I'll usually let him swim for a while in the water mixed with olive oil after he bathing with baby shampoo. And the olive oil is brand new to him . It's the cause his behavior change?
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Like Nikki said, it could have just been an irritant to him if it was a new thing to him. If there’s no redness or swelling/bumps and he is acting normal and drinking and eating normally, you shouldn’t have much to worry about!
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I have also heard from experts, such as Nancy, that baby shampoo is harsh on hedgie skin.
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