VERY itchy hedgehog. Help!!! - Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum
Hedgehog Central GalleryForum Archives Facebook Link

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-16-2009, 04:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
Morel3etterness's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 152
Default VERY itchy hedgehog. Help!!!

I have noticed that my hedgie is really itchy. Every night I will hear him running on the wheel then he stops and itches, spins and itches, spins and itches. I picked him up in the middle of the night today because i heard him itching and it looks like he has dry blood around one quill on his back and his skin looks like it may be flaking off a bit. Anyone know why? What can I do?

I know a vet will charge me a ton of money to just see him. ANyone else go through this? Is it possible he is shedding quills again? Hes abuot 2 months old now.
Morel3etterness is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 12-16-2009, 07:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
Master Breeders
LarryT's Avatar
Join Date: May 2009
Location: NC
Posts: 5,914
Default Re: VERY itchy hedgehog. Help!!!

Sounds like quilling..there is alot of threads on quilling if you do a search.
Aveno oatmeal wash is a favorite among many on this forum also flax seed oil.
Carolina Storm Wheels, est. February 2010, over 10,000 sales to date, thanks for your support!
LarryT is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-16-2009, 09:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
roxy's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 69
Default Re: VERY itchy hedgehog. Help!!!

my hedgie had a really bad itchy problem and i couldnt figure out why. i thought it was mites cause she was loosing alot of quills at the same time. when i took her to the vet she assured me she was quilling and that i should change my laundry deturgent. she's since stopped quilling and i use only non-scented, hypoallergenic detergent on her bed sheets and shes been fine ever since ! <3
roxy is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply

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:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


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
ITCHY ITCHY ITCHY Villafane Health 5 12-20-2012 10:18 PM
Itchy hedgie G_Fiero87 Health 13 03-21-2012 12:29 AM
Itchy Hog AL111 Health 2 03-05-2012 05:14 PM
Itchy! setterchick Health 1 11-04-2011 10:19 AM
Our new itchy, bitey hedgehog. rsanz General Questions 4 06-18-2009 10:15 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:03 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
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 Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum