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Old 10-25-2011, 03:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Worried Mama--Ozzy's Shedding Lots of Quills?!

Hey guys!

Ozzy's about six and a half months old, and I was changing her cage liner today and noticed that she has shed a LOT of quills over the past three days. I must have picked up forty or fifty! Many of these were in her little gator that she sleeps in, which is fairly normal for her, but there were also a lot on and around her wheel. I don't see any noticeable signs of dry skin, and don't bathe her very often to keep from drying her skin out. I use fleece liners, so if she has mites I don't know how she got them. Does anyone know what could be causing this? Thanks so much!
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Old 10-25-2011, 03:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Worried Mama--Ozzy's Shedding Lots of Quills?!

At 6 1/2 months old Ozzys still very young, and it sounds like she's just quilling. You can find lots of posts on the topic of quilling in the health section. There are several posts to reassure new hedgie moms about it and to ease your worries. Just give oatmeal baths to sooth her skin every now and then, and try not to get upset if your baby has mood swings since quilling is a very painful process for them.
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