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Old 10-25-2013, 10:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What age do hedgehogs start to quill?

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My hedgehog, Fall Aspen shed a lot of quills while I was holding her. More than I have seen a hedgehog shed in one handling. She is almost 5-6 months old. My question is: When Do Hedgehog Start To Shed Their Quills? Is this normal at this age? I am very worried.
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Hedgehogs will lose large amounts of quills until they reach adult size. They quill pretty much constantly during their first few weeks, and some will consistently lose quills until their full size while others go through periods where they lose a lot of quills and periods where they don't lose very many. 5-6 months old is still young, some hedgehogs are adult size by this point some are not. Does she have any other signs of illness, if she doesn't she's probably just quilling.
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