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Old 08-06-2017, 05:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello guys, i'm new here. I have a little girl around 4 months old named Nala. I just got her a month ago. About a week or two after having her, she began to itch frantically and lose quills. I took her to the vet to find no fungus and they treated her as if she had mites. I realized about a week after that, i saw new quills coming through the skin. Quilling. Now, she's beginning to lose belly hairs. The quills rarely drop now. but she's still itching like CRAZY. non stop throughout the night, but when i take her out she doesnt at all. i'm worried but it doesn't seem to bother her ): thank you all
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Old 08-06-2017, 09:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What did the vet use if the vet used intervectim or intervec that could be why, it's poison to hedgehogs and result in a terrible death but if she only got one shot she might have a chance, if you used revolution then ask for a for a second dose of it, if you got intervectim then ask for revolution.
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yeah she used intervec but it was one dose and i didn't know it was harmful until after. it was by mouth. the itching has slowed down since before she's taken it and i don't think that vet gives out revolution. and it's difficult to find vets for hedgehogs where i live. i don't think it's mites. i could see her quills poking through and she isn't losing them anymore. /: the medicine already left her body, it's been about 3 weeks. but the itching is still going on
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and not to mention she was around 4 months at the time so, quilling
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They usually quil at 9 weeks not 4 months of age. She probably still has mites as it usually takes more than one dose to completely clear them up. The first dose only kills the adults and not the eggs that haven't yet hatched. I would get some revolution and treat her 3 times about 3 weeks apart.
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Old 08-06-2017, 11:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i think i'm gonna try revolution. but i'm still so unsure because it's been a month of this and she has stopped losing quills and there's no bald patches and i could see new quills coming up. her skin looks great and her bellys just a tad red.
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i ordered some revolution for her just now. i'm gonna give her puppies and kitties, a .01cc dose every 2-3 weeks. 3 times. hope it helps. thank you all
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