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Old 01-15-2013, 08:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey I have noticed that Hufflepuff has been losing some quills and underbelly hairs too. I counted the Quills she has lost over the last week and the count is about 8 as for the underbelly hairs there are a lot. She is one year and almost 3 months old. should I take her to the Vet or not?
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm not sure of a number, but if quills are too sparse over the skin because of loss I know the vet is a good idea. I dont believe 8 is a horrendous number though.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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8 quills in a week is totally normal. As for the belly fur, is there any redness or irritation? Some hedgehogs will shed periodically, but if you're seeing any very obvious bald patches or irritation, that's something to look into. Consider any possible allergies/irritants - litter, laundry detergent, soaps, etc. If you're seeing fur loss without any bald patches or irritation, I wouldn't worry about it.
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