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Old 05-03-2016, 11:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Sores or something on my 12 week old hedgehog

My hedgehog is aout 12 weeks old, we were giving him a bath and we noticed this sore growing on his back, we thought it was just poop stuck to him but it doesn't look that way now he also lost about 9 quills when we gave him his bath. Is he gonna be okay?
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Old 05-04-2016, 04:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you had a wellness check yet? Its really hard to tell what the large lumpy spot is on him. Kinda looked like a piece of poo, but if you have tried to remove it and it won't, well sounds like a veterinary visit may be useful.

I'm also noticing some yellow stuff stuck to the base of the other quills. Could be nothing more than some wet "dry flaky skin" stuck to the quills after his bath (caused by quilling), or could be some yellow crusties caused by the beginnings of a mite infestation.

Either way, if you haven't had a wellness check anyway, now would be a perfect time. Have his skin checked out and get a little peace of mind since you are a new owner.
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