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Old 05-13-2014, 10:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Shedding, losing spines and super dry skin?

My hedgehog is 1 1/2 years old, she has moved homes four times and has lived with me for about 4 months. She is losing tons of fur and skin and quills. She loses lots of fur,with no bald patches. She flakes off a lot of skin, and loses about 5 quills each time I pick her up (1 time per day for about an hour and a half). I have checked for mites over and over, but never see any. I used flax seed once and it helped temporarily, but stopped after a day or two. Please help! I would like to avoid going to the vet... But if it is necessary I will.
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Old 05-13-2014, 10:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm in the same boat but without the fur loss. What do the l lost quills look like? Healthy, weak, bulbs on or off, flaking? What's your diet? Bath routine?

I don't have an answer, but maybe we can find the cause in the details ☺
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Old 05-13-2014, 11:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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There are bulbs on the quills, they are long and hard. She eats Performatrin Ultra (Grain-free) which was recommended by the pet food store. We have baby bath, which I did not use last time I bathed her because I was concerned it was bothering her (Parents Choice baby body wash). I bathe her once every two weeks. Her skin is flakey and in bits... any other ideas?
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