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Old 08-29-2012, 11:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I took our Hedgehog to a clinic who said they had hedgehog experience & have spent $100 trying to figure out what's causing quill loss & causing bald spots. Our Hedgehog's name is Henry. He was checked for mites and they couldn't find any from the skin scrapings they did. I feel it's fungus or bacterial as they told me if it wasn't mites, this is probably what it is but they didn't know how to treat it. My daughter has skin loss on her hands and fingers recently and I'm wondering if she now has the bacterial/fungus infection too since she is the one who handles him. Can anyone tell me what to use to treat this condition or it could be something else? He still continues to eat and run in his wheel but no longer likes to be petted/touched.
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Im not sure how to help but I would post in the health form :3
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If your daughter is have hair unusual hair loss, get her to a doctor for diagnosis and treatment. This could help with disgnosising the hedgehog. If the vet you went to does not specialize in Exotic Pets, you'll need to try to find one that does. Too often a "regular" vet will claim they can see and diagnose Hedgehog, when in reality, they don't really know what to do with them. I don't know if it's to get you in their office because they want your money, or because they are intrigued and want to "see" the hedgehog, or combination of both. But it happens way too often, and causes frustration and the hedgehog owner to waste thru money on an undisguised problem. So sorry this happening. But both the hedgehog and your daughter need to diagnosed and treated as soon as possible.
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