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Old 08-10-2013, 10:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default baby at a little over 6 weeks old and losing a lot of quills?

so i got my new hedgehog bella sunday, shes just over 6 weeks old and she is very shy because shes constantly in a ball hissing when she sees movement. shes also been shedding quills like crazy and im a bit worried seeing as shes so young. i can definitely see her skin from lack of quills. and when i take her out for 10 mins she loses up to 20 plus quills..
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Old 08-10-2013, 10:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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She is probably going through her 6week quilling.
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Since she is so new she may still be adjusting. Plus if she is quilling she is probably even more grumpy. You said you can see her skin from lack of quills- as long as she isn't losing large patches of quills that create areas of localized baldness it is probably quilling. Try to see if you see baby quills poking through. Some hedgies will really loose a LOT during quilling and as long as it is dispersed I wouldn't worry.
Hopefully as she gets more used to things and lots of handling she will be less shy
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If your tiny friend is itching excessively, or you don't see new quills poking through her skin, read up on mites. My small friend managed to get 'em while quilling!
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