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Old 04-08-2019, 04:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I picked Snuffle up today and put her on my lap. I got ready to cut her nails and suddenly as I lifted her up, I saw a quill on my lap. I thought it’s just one quill then I saw more and more until it got to about 7-9 quills were on my lap.
Snuffle is 3 years old and she is active and her quills are healthy looking and her fur is soft. I don’t think there is any health problems. After having her 3 years, I’ve only come across a few quills over the years dropping out. She hasn’t had mites before. Just dry skin.
Could it just be her age or could it be mites?
Also if it could be mites, how can I treat her?
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Its very likely to be mites revolution is good treatment for mites. I know that most people get it from their vet not sure if you can buy it elsewhere, but defiantly can go to a vet and get it prescribed to you. Dont let the vet give Ivermectin, its dangerous hedgehogs - So I've been told and read anyway.
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I looked on the web for any treatment and there was one for cats. They are meant to be safe for hedgehogs and more reliable than ones for dogs. Is this really safe for hedgehogs?
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I'm not sure, you can probably pick up a mite treatment meant for gerbils/hamsters that would be safe and probably be better for doing doses.
I wouldnt use one for cats or dogs as it would be harder to give the right amount unless going through a vet obviously.
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What exactly did you find online? Revolution is the best treatment for mites for hedgehogs and usually has to be purchased from a vet. Over the counter treatments don't really work for hedgehogs and some may even be dangerous for them.
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Old 04-22-2019, 06:45 AM   #6 (permalink)
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After giving he a bath and cleaning her cage out, I found that no more quills had been lost. I checked her skin too and there where no signs of mites at all. I have been checking up on her daily and there is no quill loss and she seems fine. Thanks for all the advise.
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