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Old 11-20-2008, 06:07 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Whether the lost quills have the ball on the end or not, has little indication as to whether the hedgie has mites or not...



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Old 11-20-2008, 06:34 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Really? I actually got that from the HHC link I posted.

Sorry for this mis-information!!!
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Old 11-20-2008, 07:34 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I actually just talked to Bryan about this, and he said that a bulb-less quill IS, in fact, one indication (of many) of mites. I also asked him if a bulb-less quill could mean something internal is going on, to which he replied probably not-- bulb-less quills are usually an indication of something happening on the outside (injury, mites, etc.).

The scratch test is still the better method, in my opinion...

Sorry for any confusion-- I hope this cleared it up a little. If not, I hope it made you come up with more questions
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:36 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I actually just talked to Bryan about this, and he said that a bulb-less quill IS, in fact, one indication (of many) of mites. I also asked him if a bulb-less quill could mean something internal is going on, to which he replied probably not-- bulb-less quills are usually an indication of something happening on the outside (injury, mites, etc.).

The scratch test is still the better method, in my opinion...

Sorry for any confusion-- I hope this cleared it up a little. If not, I hope it made you come up with more questions
Well, her quills do have said bulbs at the end
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Old 11-21-2008, 08:02 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Yes a bulb less quill is a good indication of mites, on the other hand, just because the quill does have the bulb at the end, doesn't mean the hedgehog is mite free.
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Old 11-21-2008, 09:30 AM   #16 (permalink)
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That's a very good way of putting it =)
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:57 PM   #17 (permalink)
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can someone post a photo of a bulb on a quill? Hayden is still losing a lot of quills (but growing lots of new ones) and I have no idea what the bulb on the quill should look like? I'd really appreciate it I brought him to the vet and he was tested for mites and any other stuff on his skin (they did at mite test at the vet and they sent out samples to the lab and did many other tests) and he had nothing wrong. I just have no idea what the bulbs should look like and I'd really appreciate if someone could post a picture so I could be informed THANKS SO MUCH!
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