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Old 01-29-2015, 12:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Flaking skin/dandruff?

Just checking-- hopefully this is normal, but I like to be sure nothing is wrong with my Pip
Last night I was holding her with my sleeves (so she didn't poke me!) on her back, because I love when she pokes her little nose out of her ball, and when I was done I noticed a bunch of white stuff on my sleeve. Is this flaky skin or dandruff, and is it normal?
I think she's in the process of quilling, if that's relevant.
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Old 01-29-2015, 06:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes it's normal. She may have super dry skin. You can help dry skin by giving an oatmeal bath or adding a few drops of oil to Her skin. Hedgies usually have a little more dry skin when they are quilling.

Is she itching at all?
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Yes it's normal. She may have super dry skin. You can help dry skin by giving an oatmeal bath or adding a few drops of oil to Her skin. Hedgies usually have a little more dry skin when they are quilling.

Is she itching at all?
I gave her a bath with oatmeal shampoo about a week ago, maybe I'll give her one with straight up oatmeal in a few days
I haven't noticed any itching or scratching, so hopefully she's just dry!! I'll try the oil.
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Give both a try and see if they help hopefully they will. If they don't, then post an update
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What kind of oil should you add?
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My hedgie has dry skin as well. I was told to use flax seed oil. I bought the capsules. All I do is puncture one hole in the capsule, squirt some on him in the bath or in the water. After the bath I put a little on him as well.
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Everyone says flaxseed or vitamin E. I definitely prefer flaxseed, I used vitamin E in a pinch once but it leaves everything sticky and I ended up having to rinse her off anyway since she rolled in litter lol.
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