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Old 08-19-2010, 01:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This is my little boy Gizmo. He is almost a year old now. The past few weeks his ears have been getting drier little by little. They don't seem to discomfort him at all. He lets me touch them without getting huffy. So I am unsure. Should I just let him be because he seems fine. Or should I do something about it myself. Or even a trip the vet over it? Any suggestions. Here is a picture of his ears.
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I've been putting Vaseline on my baby's ears because he gets little flakes, but these people know more than I do...
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Old 08-19-2010, 02:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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if you can put a tiny amouunt of vitamine e oil on them that should help
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Looks like a waxy build up. Try rubbing some vit e or Vaseline on his ears for a couple of weeks and that should clear it.

If you look at my two babies in my sig, Jahzara's ears look a lot darker/thicker than Truffles.
This is a waxy build up. She is a 11mth old I rescued last week.
I've been applying Vaseline to them each night and they look 1o times better than when we first started..

It could be from mites also, so has he been getting his revolution every month?
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It could be from mites also, so has he been getting his revolution every month?
I didn't know that, should I apply Revolution on my hedgehog every month? I thought it was only when they really have mites.
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It could be from mites also, so has he been getting his revolution every month?
I didn't know that, should I apply Revolution on my hedgehog every month? I thought it was only when they really have mites.
I've never heard anyone suggest they should have Revolution applied when they don't have mites. I'm pretty sure a hedgehog is like an indoor cat. I don't think it would hurt them, but I also don't think it's necessary.
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It could be from mites also, so has he been getting his revolution every month?
I didn't know that, should I apply Revolution on my hedgehog every month? I thought it was only when they really have mites.
Some people use it as a preventive to prevent any outbreaks and some use it only when mites are confirmed.
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It could be from mites also, so has he been getting his revolution every month?
I didn't know that, should I apply Revolution on my hedgehog every month? I thought it was only when they really have mites.
I've never heard anyone suggest they should have Revolution applied when they don't have mites. I'm pretty sure a hedgehog is like an indoor cat. I don't think it would hurt them, but I also don't think it's necessary.
I was saying it was a possible reason for the dried ears not suggesting they use it every month if they don't wish too.

It's a preventative measure, I wouldn't put any of my animals through having fleas/mites etc if I could prevent it from happening in the first place.

Revolution is very safe for hedgies for monthly use just like on cats and dogs. Some people only use it when mites are confirm as Larry pointed out.

Revolution is relatively cheaper for use every month. A hedgie only need .01ml applied to the back of the shoulder blades. You get 3 pipelettes in pack for $30-$45 and they each have .75ml in.
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I don't have any sugestions, just wanted to say that Gizmo is adorable! What a cute face!



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Oh, I know it's preventative, I just hadn't heard of anyone doing that with a hedgehog. I just didn't want anyone to feel like a bad owner if they're not applying it monthly.

Just one question: Where do hedgies get mites from? With my cats, I don't have them on Revolution (it's more expensive here, unfortunately, and of course with a cat, you need much more) because they don't go outside so it's less likely that they'll pick anything up. Is it the same with a hedgehog?
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