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Old 01-07-2018, 10:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 6 month old hedgie quilling and quills changing color?

Ive had my sweet little hedgie Hazel for 4 months now. She was originally the color of the first picture which was quite dark. She quilled like normal at about 7 weeks and her quills turned the color of the second picture, which is more of a gray snowflake color. She is now just past 6 months old and Ive noticed shes been quite grumpy, and that shes loosing quills. I checked on her this morning as usual and noticed her new quills were starting to grow in the dark brown color she was as a baby. Is this normal?
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Yes this is normal and happens with some hedgehogs.
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Thanks for the quick reply, good to know!!
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Mine's been doing this, too. Every time I clean his cage there are almost a dozen tiny white quills scattered around, and he seems to get darker and darker. Also about 6 months. So this was helpful to find!
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