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Old 08-29-2014, 04:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy My hedgehog is turning purple? (PICS)

I purchased my first hedgehog from a college student on craigslist about a month ago. I noticed she had a small purple patch of quills on her back. I thought it was really cool, but possibly a sign of sickness. After research, I found NOTHING about hedgehog quills turning purple. It seems like the patch maybe grew in size, but I am not positive.

If this is a health issue, I would like to know what is causing the problem. If it is harmless, I wouldn't mind if she turned completely purple. It actually looks quite amazing. Pic below

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Old 08-29-2014, 04:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's probably the marking that the breeder used to tell the babies apart.
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it does, in fact, look just like breeder paint.
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If it is harmless, I wouldn't mind if she turned completely purple. It actually looks quite amazing. Pic below

http://imgur.com/5ldKJw0
I got a nice chuckle out of this...I wouldn't mind if mine turned purple either.
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Definitely breeder paint, I do that with mine. Purple quills, nah. Maybe blue one's though
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