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Old 02-15-2014, 09:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Quill loss, please help/advice


I got my lovely Judy on November 16th. She started loosing her baby quills a few weeks ago and it's been a tough journey for her. Two weeks ago her ceramic light bulb that keeps her cage warm went out so I had to put the space heater on for a few days until I could get a new bulb. The space heater really dried her skin out. I have been giving her oatmeal/olive oil baths twice a week. I have been checking and it seems that she is ALMOST finished with her baby quills. However, now I have noticed that she is also loosing a significant amount of ADULT quills as well......AND her skin is still significantly dry (but MUCH better than what it was). I've read a lot on here and I thought the possibility of mites was (hopefully) out of the question because I am a first time hedgehog owner and thought maybe I was blowing things out of proportion when she first got dry skin. Now however, I am thinking twice.........

Can anyone give me any advice? From what I read she should not be loosing her adult quills and if she was loosing her adult quills it shouldn't be more than 1-3 a day. She has no bald patches though......please help!

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