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Old 07-19-2019, 10:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My hedgehog, Dean, will be 2 in September but Ive noticed Ive the past two months that he is quilling. He is loosing between 1-4 quills a day. Hes not itching and Ive done the black paper mite test twice. All of his quills have the bulb still attached. He has a few quills coming in but not many compared to the amount he is loosing. Any ideas or suggestions?
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Old 07-19-2019, 10:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hedgehogs don't tend to quill after 1 years of age.
They will loose a odd quill here and there but that's nothing to worry about.

If theres no sign of mites you could get your vet to do a skin scrap to see if theres anything.
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He has slowed down his quill loss tremendously to only 1-5 a week rather than a day. I took him to the vets today and they believe that he does have mites. He is being treated with 3 doses revolution, 1 every 2 weeks. In 4 weeks, after his 2nd dose, he has another appointment to see if this resolved the issue. If not, he will get a skin scrape and possibly blood work (as long as he would not need to be anesthetized). I will update again then.
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Blood work usually requires anesthesia as it is hard to obtain in a hedgehog due to their tendency to curl up. It can be done, but its a bit risky.


If the revolution doesn't work, have them test for a bacterial or fungal infection next. Outside of those 3 items, another possibility is allergy. If you use a substrate bedding, some of those can cause allergic reactions that present with quill loss.
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Old 08-02-2019, 11:32 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Would a bacteria or fungal infection visibly present itself? Other than slight thinning Dean looks fine and has no dry skin and no flaking. The vet even said that his skin looked great, possibly too good for it be mites.
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