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Old 08-10-2010, 01:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys! i've had my hedgehog for a few months now and i've done tons of research and learned so much stuff from the internet and he seems to be in good health but hes always had dry tattered ears i've noticed from pictures that some hedgies have it and some dont? Is this bad for him and if it is what can i do to fix it. I dont want my little boy to be in any pain or irritated at all I've searched on the internet and some said to moisturize his ears but with what? i've gotten so many different answers i dont know which is best so i decided to ask you guys thanks
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Old 08-10-2010, 01:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There are lots of things you can use to rub on his ears, vasaline, jojoba oil, Vitamin E oil, or Flax Seed oil. If you can actually rub the edges, it should start to loosen up within a couple of days and sometimes it will start to come off as you are first rubbing. How long it will take depends on how co-operative hedgie is and how bad the buildup is.
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ok thanks i'll try the vasaline first since thats what i have at home, i also have cocoa butter would that be ok or no? this is gonna be a challenge my orbie does NOT like his ears being touched lol
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I think Orbie is a cutie & I love his name. :P



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awe thank you thats a pic of him after his first bath lol he needs his nails trimmed tho lol
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My boy had really bad tattered ears and was very hesitant to let me tough them! So ive been adding cod liver oil to his food, he loves it and it cleared it up very fast! His ears look amazing now!
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ok thanks i also have cocoa butter would that be ok or no?
Coca butter smells very strong so I would just use the vasoline
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ok thanks for all the suggestions guys!
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I would avoid vaseline, I personally don't trust petroleum products very much (even to the point of changing Inky's liners to a different fabric). Things like human nipple cream or bag balm (lanolin) or flax oil work just as well.



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do you have any tips on how to get it on his ears? hes a good boy but really wont let me rub anything on his ears as i've already tried to put the Vaseline unsuccessfully.
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