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Old 10-24-2014, 11:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone! I am a new hedgie owner so I am very nervous and cautious in everything I do! I want to make sure I am making all the right decisions! My hedgehog is 7 weeks old and I hear him scratching at night when he wakes up, he is still loosing some quills but I am scared he has mites? Should I buy him something to help with his dry itchy skin or should I leave it alone?
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Old 10-24-2014, 11:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You can try an oatmeal bath, add plain rolled oats to warm water and let him soak in it. You can also add a few drops of hedgie safe oil, flax seed or vitamin e to his rinse water and even his food. If notice bald spots or no new quills coming in, you probably want to take him to the vet. You can also rub his quills over a black piece of paper or cloth and see if any of the white dots are moving.

He is probably quilling though and just has dry skin.
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Okay thanks so much!!
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You can try an oatmeal bath, add plain rolled oats to warm water and let him soak in it. You can also add a few drops of hedgie safe oil, flax seed or vitamin e to his rinse water and even his food. If notice bald spots or no new quills coming in, you probably want to take him to the vet. You can also rub his quills over a black piece of paper or cloth and see if any of the white dots are moving.

He is probably quilling though and just has dry skin.
thank you for this.
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