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Old 09-27-2012, 11:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default very dry skin and quill loss. no mites.

Hi, all:

Me and my Dilly moved into a new place a month ago. The move was smooth- no stress. Dilly is quite an easy going fella as it is. Suddenly he started losing 10 or so quills a day and his skin became so flaky- when i pick him up i can see the flakes flying.
I took him to the vet - no mites and they even tested him for tape worm.
He is about a year and a half, never been sick, same food. Recently i have got filter for my water, but the loss of quills started prior to that.
the temperature in the house is a bit lower than previous place, by about 5 degrees,so I turned his heat lamp on to get it to 75. But even with the lamp on he still is losing quills.
I don;t know what's going on- he seems to be eating fine, even gained a bit of weight(he was always a small frame boy) and his poops are normal and his activities are the same.
Though he gets easily agitated by me picking him up. Like it bothers him to be pet. Not before though.
Sometimes i see white quills on the bottom of his cage.
Any suggestions on where to start?
Thank you so much from me and Dilly hog.
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: very dry skin and quill loss. no mites.

Dry skin can be a pretty common problem for hedgehogs. One thing you can try to help is putting flaxseed oil on his food every 2-3 days, and a little in his rinse water after a bath. If you try that, make sure you buy the capsules, since the plain liquid can go bad faster. The capsules are easy to poke a hole in with a pin and squirt out the liquid. It can also help if you run a humidifier in the room he's in. Warm air is best, since it helps warm the room up for them too.
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Oh, thank you! Perfect advice! will try flax seed oil awe! poor hoglet...
the other thing that puzzles me is that I have two hedgehogs and Dilly is the only one with those symptoms, Vanya has nothing like that at all...very burly and healthy.
Would he still be agitated from dry skin that much? Like a bit of a grumpy pants? Usually he is quite a social butterfly, my Dilly.
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