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Old 08-21-2012, 12:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default no quills in the middle of the head

i noticed my male hedgehog having a line of missing quills on his head (right in the middle) while drying him after his bath.
My sister said he had them before also, and i havent seen any quills fallen on the ground or anything
could he have possibly been born tht way or anything?
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: no quills in the middle of the head

It's normal!! Relax! There is nothing at all wrong with him. There's a name for it, not sure what it's called, but it is sometimes referred to as a "reverse mohawk".
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: no quills in the middle of the head

That's normal for hedgehogs - it's called a reverse mohawk. It allows them to move the muscles/quills on either side of that space to complete cover their face when they ball up.

Also, just a suggestion, try reading through the forums a bit more - I've noticed a lot of the questions that you've been asking are ones that have been asked several or many times before and with a bit of searching you can find the answers. Fewer repeated posts keeps the forum less cluttered, and you can learn a TON from reading through all of the threads! It's a great way to spend spare time.
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:51 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: no quills in the middle of the head

oh i try reading the forum every time i have time.. but the questions i ask just suddenly pop up in my head like poof and the questions r the ones i havent read yet
anyways good thing thr isnt smthing wrong bout my hedgie
ty for the info
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