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Old 01-01-2013, 08:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Slight Quill Loss at 4 Months?

So Layla's 4 months old now, and on and off for the past week or 2 I've noticed that when I clean her cage there's a few dropped quills....(btw to clean her cage i just scrape the spilled litter on the vellux with a plastic spoon and put it back in her pan)....she has no bald spots and the quills are not coming out in clumps, so i don't suspect she has mites, though I haven't tested...also i would have no clue where she would get mites from......ANYWAYS, the quills i find are usually one or 2 every 2 or 3 days, and they appear healthy and have the "ball" at the end....i have no clue if this is even something to worry about, but she finished quilling a few weeks ago! Also she doesnt appear to have dry skin, she gets 1 bath a week with baby shampoo, and gets lotion every 2 or 3 days or so.
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One or two every few days is completely normal. Hedgehogs will shed a few quills here and there their whole lives, the same as we shed hair.
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My hedgie Sonic is 2 1/2 years old. every so often I find a quill here and there in his cage when I clean it. I know he doesnt seem to have mites or anything.
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One or two every few days is completely normal. Hedgehogs will shed a few quills here and there their whole lives, the same as we shed hair.
Ahh thank you so much, I was told some bad information that they should really never lose quills after quilling, so I'm glad this is nothing to worry about
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