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Old 12-09-2012, 11:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Itching from Quilling? New owner!

I just got my new hedgie about a week ago, the pet store said he's about 12 weeks old. He's been shedding quills and hasn't been temperamental until last night, and he was running around his igloo and burrowing, rolling over on his side/back slightly, and itching/licking his sides. Is he just really uncomfortable from quilling? I'm going to give him a bath today, he's just so energetic and suddenly seemed in mild discomfort and as a new owner it made me nervous (protective parent lol). Any advice? Is this normal "quilling" behavior?
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Itching from Quilling? New owner!

Quilling does make them itchy and a more grumpy so that's probably all it is.
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ok so I just gave him a bath and found a sore on his underside I'll take him to the vet tomorrow when they're open, do you think that's a mite sign?! Are mites easily curable?
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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could be anything you won't know until the vet gets a closer look at it. The vet might have to put him under to get a really good look at it. Mites are not a big deal, it's just hard to diagnose so usually people treat preventatively if there is a mites concern. If you do suspect mites and the vet agrees then make sure to get revolution not ivermectin for the mites.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks so much! I'll try to update tomorrow after the vet
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