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Old 11-30-2012, 09:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
sparkmanr
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Default Re: Losing quills and it's not mites

I'm not sure about when they requill but I do know that you can't always see mites. My vet did a skin test on Milo and couldn't see mites but he is treating him for mites based on his symptoms. Better to treat than not to from what I understand. On the other hand it could just be he's quilling. I do know that just because mites don't show in the test doesn't mean they aren't there. Milo was losing tons of quills at a time thought, not five or seven. But there are different degrees of mites as well. Catch it as early as you can or you could end up with a partially bald hedgehog like Milo. I thought he was just quilling till he started going bald in the back side.
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