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Old 03-28-2013, 01:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 9 Wks, How much quilling is too much?

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So my hedgie is 9 weeks and ive had her for a bit over two weeks. She is my first hedge ever and I'm not sure if I"m overreacting. I went for carefresh bedding one week and then this past week switched over to fleece lining. I"m not sure if it's normal quilling or perhaps the fleece has made it so much easier to see the quills, but she seems to be losing a lot. She's not scratching (when I see her, anyways), her skin doesn't seem to be dry (as I've only bathed her once with the aveeno oatmeal wash), and I don't see any bald spots.
When should I be concerned with her quill loss? I thought it would have calmed down a bit by now, but around 8 weeks, she started losing more adn more quills, and has kept it up.
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: 9 Wks, How much quilling is too much?

It varies from hedgehog to hedgehog. About how many a day is she losing?
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I would think around 20? plus or minus 5?
When i take her out to play with me for about an hour and while she just explores, I find around 6 or so. I'd imagine shes losing more that i can't find or dont see in her fleece.
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Default Re: 9 Wks, How much quilling is too much?

If you don't see bald spots or dry skin or itching, I'd say it's probably normal quilling. Are you seeing new ones coming in?
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Default Re: 9 Wks, How much quilling is too much?

I've seen her scratch a few times but maybe at most, twice or three times a day? I see new ones coming in for sure, but I notice she's been losing a good 50 count in like, 3 days. She's got a lot of quills and it looks pretty even and there aren't any bald spots. Has anyone seen their hh lose that many quills during normal quilling? I picked up so many from her fleece lining today
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