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Old 06-05-2010, 01:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Dry Skin? Mites? Dry blood on ears!

It could well be mites. If he's scratching so much as to make himself bleed, I think a vet visit is in order. You'll want to get him seen as soon as possible. For a mite treatment, use Revolution, NOTHING ELSE. If the vet suggests Ivomec/Ivermectin, REFUSE IT. There are a couple of threads in this very section detailing how sick hedgies can get from it, and a few discuss hedgies who have died from that stuff. Keep it far, far away from your hedgehog.
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