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Old 10-28-2010, 08:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone, my hedgehog Anonymous is about a year old. He's been suffering from mites for about 3 months now. I take him to the vet and he has medicine i give him daily. I was wondering if his quills will all grow back sense he's over a year old or if in the spots where he's missing some it will stay that way (once the mites are gone)? I hope this made sense.

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Old 10-28-2010, 08:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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They'll grow back, don't worry

Hedgie quills are like hair. It doesn't mean that their adult quills are the only quills they will have for the rest of their lives.
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Usually they grow back but depending on how bald he has become, he may be left with a bit of a bald or thin area.
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Oh okay thats good to hear.

And hes not too bald I tried to deal with the issue early so in the areas hes missing some its about half and half.
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If he doesn't have bald areas, then he will most likely grow them all back.
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What kind of mite medicine is he on? I've never heard of one given daily.
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Its a topical spray.
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Has he had problems with mites for 3 months while on the spray? if so I would consider using Revolution topical instead, it might work alot better, I haven't heard of a spray for mites before.
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He's been on the spray for a little over a month. But I just recently realized where the mites came from (I bought one of those 'logs' from a pet store) about a week ago so I took that out. He seem to be getting better, I guess it just might take longer for the quills to grow back. I seem some growing in. If it dosnt continue to work I might try the Revolution. What one is it specifically?

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You can use either the cat or kitten Revolution, they're the same but come in different sized tubes. One kitten tube should treat a hedgie for 3 treatments.
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