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Old 11-06-2009, 10:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Is Aloe Vera safe for them in bath water?

I'm getting all geared up to give my hedgie her first bath and I'm wondering the best way to go about it. We use a wood burning stove in the house and I have to run a humidifier 24/7 to keep it humid enough for my birds but I don't want Mallow to have skin problems. Is baby oil the best thing to use in bath water for them or can I put Aloe in the water if there are no other ingredients?
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Old 11-06-2009, 11:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Don't use baby oil. Baby oil is very drying and irritating and dermatologists recommend against using it for humans even.

Vitamin E oil, or flax seed oil or jojoba oil is good. Don't use too much or you will have a slippery hedgehog.
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Old 11-07-2009, 10:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm pretty sure aloe is poisonous to hedgehogs. Use what Nancy suggested.
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Default Re: Is Aloe Vera safe for them in bath water?

Some parts of the Aloe plant are poisonous, so I would err on the side of caution and use something you know for sure is safe.



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