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Old 10-01-2011, 01:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone,

I noticed that my Lychee has started to lose a bunch of quills on the top of her head. It's in a line-like patch and it's only noticeable if she moves her head in a certain way. Usually you can't tell, but when you do see it, it looks like a very large patch of missing quills. I've tried to take pictures of it but it's hard to get her into that position and when she does it's only for a split second... but my best description of it would be an "anti-mohawk". Is this a problem with mites or just a regular quilling thing? She's 13 weeks old now. Thanks for any advice!
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Old 10-01-2011, 01:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you are talking about their reverse mohawk that are is supposed to be void of quills
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Old 10-01-2011, 01:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Oh, so this is normal? I've never noticed it until now
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If it looks something like thing

A reverse mohawk is a narrow furrow that runs lengthwise from the quill line on the top of the hedgehogs head.

My girls and boy have it as far as understand it most if not all hedgies have them
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All hedgies have those =) It helps with their ability to be able to roll up into a ball as far as I have been told.

All is normal, if that is what you are concerned with.
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Old 10-01-2011, 01:48 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yes it looks something like that. Thanks for the quick replies! I'm glad it's a normal thing =)
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