Skin Concern with Finn - Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum
Hedgehog Central GalleryForum Archives Facebook Link

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-30-2018, 12:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Jdewy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 1
Default Skin Concern with Finn

Hi, I’m new to the world of Hedgehog owning, and I’ve had my Finn for more than a year now. I’ve noticed what appears to be some sort of dry skin or mite issue while observing my hedgehogs skin. It appears to be dry with a small amount of yellow build up around some quills. I’m not sure if it’s just dry skin, or worse. If anyone could help me out with the issue and possible solutions, that’d be of great help. Thank you
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 9680B5F3-6BD9-48A6-9CF1-0200A415F96D_1546149182345.jpg (141.4 KB, 69 views)
Jdewy is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-30-2018, 01:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
Administrator
 
nikki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Manning, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 8,483
Default

Yellow build up around the base of the quills is usually a sign of mites.
__________________
Retired breeder and active HWS rescue station

http://www.quillsnthings.webs.com
nikki is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-02-2019, 04:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 21
Default

A good way of checking for mites is looking at the bottom of quills that have fallen out and if they don't have a little bulb at the bottom it is a sign of mites.
EvaWalsh is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-02-2019, 04:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
Administrator
 
nikki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Manning, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 8,483
Default

That is not always accurate and only happens in very severe infestations.
__________________
Retired breeder and active HWS rescue station

http://www.quillsnthings.webs.com
nikki is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in




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
Some Pictures of the Menagerie (And one of Finn just because...) FinnickHog Off Topic 11 09-06-2016 11:09 PM
Concern about Heat SunRayz Housing & Accessories 2 03-05-2009 02:05 PM
Concern over sneezing Jvr_32 Health 6 01-16-2009 04:54 PM
Heating Concern sebian Heating 3 12-03-2008 12:48 PM
Heat questions, my biggest concern Litch General Questions 1 09-23-2008 09:49 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:19 PM.



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.
PetGuide.com
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