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Old 03-11-2019, 11:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, I’m a new hedgie owner. I’ve had my little guy for a few weeks. He’s 6 months old and has mites. He was treated with topical ivermectin last week. He is also on antibiotics and an oral dewormer for tummy parasites and other infections. Bene-bac is being given with his meal to help. But I’m afraid he is losing too many quills. In the last 24 hours he’s lost ~80 quills. Am I to be freaking out and taking him back to the vet or is this a normal stage of mite treatment quill loss?
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Old 03-12-2019, 03:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Firstly ivmermectin isnt the safest way to treat your hedgehog for mites, theres been a lot of talk about it killing hedgehogs. Something line revolution would be better.

What are the antibiotics for ??

If you have an african pygmy hedgehog why are you de worming it ?? They dont need to be de wormed because they wont have any stomach parasites unless they have been given insects that were not bred for food (like just taken from your garden) which I highly doubt would happen.

Benebac is good for helping upset stomachs when they have upset stomachs.

It seems like a lot of medication to be honest considering you said he just has mites.
Mites do make them loose a fair amount of quills.
I dont know if having all this medecation could affect quill loss or not.
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His fecal smear detected giardia, clostridium, and egg sacks. That's why he's on the oral meds. I'm not sure what he was fed before he came to me (I'm his third owner) his diet is cat food and 1-2 pet store meal worms daily right now.
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Oh right okay that makes sense.
Maybe talk to the vet about changing the mite treatment, I've never known the quill loos to become more when having treatment.
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Often after being treated for mites it takes a few weeks for the damaged quills to stop falling out. It's normal for quill loss to continue during this time
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