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Old 11-30-2012, 11:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Losing quills and it's not mites

Treat for mites anyway. They're usually not visible. Did the vet do a skin scrape? If she didn't even test that way, definitely treat for mites. Although, 5 one day and 3 the next isn't a lot at all. Hedgehogs shed quills in small amounts the way we shed hair. Usually it's one or two per day, but 5 a day isn't something I'd be concerned with right away. Watch for bald patches or increased quill loss.

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