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Old 03-04-2011, 09:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an 8 month old hedgie who has already has some quill loss issues. I have made a post about her before, but things are getting complicated.

I went to the vet for revolution and have been treating her every two weeks. She is still losing quills behind her ears, and there is still a lot of scratching. She loses some of the fur on her arms too, as well as along the border of the fur and quills. She looks tired, and sick and I am mortified that the worst is coming,

Her new developments include sores/scabs on her nose. She also licks her nose very frequently which leads me to believe she is sick with something else as well.

Please if anyone has anything that might help let me know its unbearable to watch my hedgie suffer
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Old 03-04-2011, 09:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would PM Alastrina...or go read her thread about Charley...it sounds like similar symptoms to me...

Sorry I can't be of more help.
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Old 03-04-2011, 09:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Has your vet tested for Ringworm?
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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no are those some common symptoms?
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Old 03-04-2011, 11:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Ring worm can cause quill lose and balding patches in quills and fur.

Here is a couple of pics of what ringworm looks like on a hedgies face/nose, this is in the healing stage with treatment before hand it is redder and more sore looking. This was my girls who suffered ringworm before she came to me from the breeders.



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Oh, papilion...I SO want to have your baby!

Did I say that out loud?
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How many doses of Revolution has she had? Sore and scabs on the face make me think of a staph infection. I would call the vet.
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Old 03-05-2011, 01:17 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I was thinking staph infection the more I read the OP. Below are some photos of a staph infection on a hedgehog, this is Phin a boy owned by Wrigley here on HHC.

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I would PM Alastrina...or go read her thread about Charley...it sounds like similar symptoms to me...
The sores, lots o' scratching, fur loss, and nose licking are symptoms Charley did not have. This would make me seek a second opinion from the vet asap. Charley had more less large pimples, they didn't bleed or release any puss until a quill was lost in the area. And while he had some major quill loss, he really didn't lose any fur.

Pictures might help the more experienced here on the forum identify the condition(s) but when in doubt, vet is best.

*hugs* It's hard to see them sick and not be able to make them all better immediately. Sending positive energy for you and your little girl.

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Old 03-05-2011, 04:46 PM   #10 (permalink)
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sores on the nose, and now some sores on the missing quill area.

She also has a little scabby pus like thing on top of her left foot.

shes loosing more fur and quills, every day things are getting worse.

She has had 2 doses of revolution the last one will be done this coming teusday.
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