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Old 02-02-2013, 09:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What to do for a hedgehog with dry skin?

I've noticed that my hedgie has extremely dry, flaky skin and I wondered if there was anything I could do to help this?
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First make sure its not mites or a fungus or something. I'm not very experienced with that so hopefully someone else may input, but if its dry skin due to weather, I've been combating the same thing with Fiona. The best thing that works for her is an oatmeal bath. I use real oats, put in stockings or something to make the water kinda milky looking. Then make sure to coat her skin real well with it. I also might add a drop of olive oil to the rinse water. Its best if she's a little grumpy so her spikes are up so you can get in between them. just make sure you don't over-moisturize. I heard that can cause problems.
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First make sure its not mites or a fungus or something. I'm not very experienced with that so hopefully someone else may input, but if its dry skin due to weather, I've been combating the same thing with Fiona. The best thing that works for her is an oatmeal bath. I use real oats, put in stockings or something to make the water kinda milky looking. Then make sure to coat her skin real well with it. I also might add a drop of olive oil to the rinse water. Its best if she's a little grumpy so her spikes are up so you can get in between them. just make sure you don't over-moisturize. I heard that can cause problems.
Alright, thanks! I think it's just from the weather and I read about the oats earlier and I tried that so I'll definitely try the olive oil soon.
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