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Old 07-31-2020, 04:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question SUPER Dry Skin!

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So my hedghog, Holly, has been having a lot of skin issues lately. She has dry skin, but yesterday I had her out and when I picked her up to put her away, the spot where she was sleeping was covered in dead skin/dandruff and a quill. She has 3 quills in her cage and she has lost probably 10 or so total in the past month or so. I put Coconut Quills on her as much as the bottle recommends, and that helps, but only for a day or two. She always has the dry skin flakes, and I can't really rub it out that much, I've tried. She only gets baths when she is stinky or dirty, so probably like once a month at most. Not every week, so that's not why her skin is like this. I know this is long so thank for reading it!! Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks and have a great day!
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Old 08-01-2020, 05:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you tried Flaxeed oil yet?
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Old 08-01-2020, 06:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have not, I read that you recommended it on another post, but haven't tried it yet. Is it very expensive?
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Not really expensive no and if you get the capsules they last months.
Just need one capsules 1-2 times a week.

You can use the liquid in the bottle but its more expensive, only last a few weeks in the fridge once opened so unless you already use it for yourself then its best to stick to the capsules.
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Okay, how do I get her to eat the capsule? Also she has a super particular sense of taste so any suggestion for that?
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Old 08-01-2020, 07:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Pierce the capsule and the pour the flaxseed inside onto the food. Its the only safe way. Then throw away the capsule bit.

A lot of hogs love the taste so wouldnt worry bout that really..
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Okay thanks I will try it!
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My hedgie is super picky, but he loves it when I give him flaxseed oil on his food.
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How mush mg should I give her of flaxseed oil each day? Because there are a lot of options and I don't want to give her to much. Thanks!
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Old 08-04-2020, 02:44 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I use the 1000 mg as thats what was recommended to me to me to use.
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