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Old 09-17-2009, 11:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
Whiffle
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Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Alabama
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Unhappy Dry ears?

I'm a new owner, and have noticed that Whiffle's ears seem dry to me. I'm not sure what a healthy hedgehog's ears are SUPPOSED to look like... judging by photos in books and online, and my experience with gerbils, hamsters, and guinea pigs, her ears seem dry and the edges almost "tattered" looking. The REST of her seems perfectly fine, and she doesn't seem to be itching as if she has dry skin underneath her quills (or her fur). But then again, I'm only able to see her for a limited amount of time each day, as she hasn't exactly warmed up to us yet. And I can't give her a full-body inspection, for the same reason.

Has anybody else experienced dry hedgie ears? If so, what can I do about it? Is there a topical treatment/ointment, or does this point to dietary problems?
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