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Old 06-18-2018, 11:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just brought home my very first hedgehog! I'm super excited, we love her already! Pip is 6 to 7 weeks old, and hadn't been handled much until this past weekend, so she's still pretty shy. I'm not sure what kind of bedding the previous owners had her in, but I'm using Clean and Soft recycled paper bedding. Her skin looks a little dry and dirty, but I'm not sure when would be the best time to start bathing her. Should I wait until we get her a little more accustomed to being handled and give her time to adjust to her new home? Or can I bathe her now? I just want to make sure my little girl stays clean and healthy!
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I would hold out as long as possible, because you don't want to dry out her skin or stress her out right when she comes home.

If it is needed though, you can bathe her in oatmeal and brush coconut oil onto her quills to make sure her skin doesn't dry.

I would just be gentle with her since she is new to you, but I don't think it would be the end of the world if you had to give her a bath when she has just come home.

Good luck!
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