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Old 02-08-2018, 10:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Losing quills

Hello all, I'm back.

So a while ago he was losing quills due to quilling. I made sure that they were naturally falling out and they were so all was good. He ended up getting some dry skin during that time so I got a humidifier to try and help with that and it's usually 40-50%. however, now he's done quilling and none of his falling quills have the bulb at the end and it's only around his lower back. upper back is completely fine. hes losing a lot of quills, more than he should be and I believed it was the dry skin so I had the humidity and kept putting some skin moisturizer on him every other night as he's a little bit of a bi*** now I figured from pain from quills. Him losing a bit, when he balls up I can see quite a bit of his skin and I dont like it, but noticed there's very few quills growing back in as of now.
His skin is still dry and I'm unsure if this is still causing losing quills. I give him a bath once a month. Out of every night taking him out, I've only seen him itch once. He still rides his wheel on a dailey bases and stills acts just normally except more grumpy then before when he was regularlly quilling.

I need advice on his skin and other possiblities the quill loss could be.
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Old 02-08-2018, 11:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It sounds like he has mites. Losing quills with the root ball still attached doesn't automatically mean it's not mites but losing quills without the root ball attached usually means it's mites. The only way to get rid of them is to see a vet and have him treated with Revolution.
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Old 02-09-2018, 10:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
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ugh alright. I tried refraining from getting them. can you get me info on how they live and all that or is it somewhere in these forums?
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dry skin, losing quills, quilling, quills

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