Hi! Mites or Quilling? Both? - Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum
Hedgehog Central GalleryForum Archives Facebook Link

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-15-2017, 08:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 2
Default Hi! Mites or Quilling? Both?

Hello! I got my pet hedgehog, Starlord, a few months ago and he was veryyy shy. Soon he was opening up faster and so on. But a couple of weeks ago (1-3 weeks?) he started to get shy and grumpy again along with very dry skin, the poor little guy, and then I noticed an increase in quill loss. I did research prior to getting him about quilling, mites, care, etc. but after Starlord actually started loseing quills I got worried and checked for mites by letting him hang out on a black T-Shirt of mine and watched his skin flakes for awhile and none moved or jumped. His spines fall out with the bulb on the bottom and some skin crust ringing around it. My mum got a good look at/play with him last week and became worried for him, now I am second guessing my self haha . Every few nights I would drip coconut oil on his skin and behind his ears to help with his dry skin, we picked up some flax seed oil capsules today and I'm going to try those on his skin when I take him out tonight. I can see quills poking through his skin (jeez it looks like it hurts) so I know he his quilling but is there any other ways to tell if he does have mites as well? How to treat them if he does? (I apologize for the long thread I'm not used to forums )
flamingdawn13 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 02-16-2017, 01:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
Poppy_the_hedgie's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Sparks, Nevada.
Posts: 402

Is he scratching frantically? Mites can be treated with Revolution. Bring him to a vet just to be sure.
Poppy_the_hedgie is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-18-2017, 06:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 2

He scratches occasionally for a second or two. I hear him do it maybe once or twice a night? Ill set him up for the vet and ask about revolution. Thanks!
flamingdawn13 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

help!, male hedgehog, mites?, new owner, quilling

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Quilling or mites??? Help! morganstep96 Health 4 12-15-2015 08:24 PM
quilling or mites sabin255 Quills 4 11-08-2014 07:20 PM
Mites or Quilling? tommyd Mites 1 10-28-2013 09:53 PM
Quilling?? or mites? losborne000 General Questions 2 06-12-2013 10:48 AM
quilling or mites? omiitofu Health 7 09-04-2009 01:44 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:29 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum