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Old 11-26-2013, 12:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a female hedgehog that I just noticed tonight is losing a lot of quills. She's a year old, and she's been to the vet before and didn't have any mites or issues. She isn't bald, but looking a little thin on her butt, doesn't have any ear tattering, and has not been scratching what so ever, so I'm not thinking it's mites. Plus her baby, who shared a cage with until about a week ago, just went to the vet and didn't have mites, so it'd seem a little odd if she did. I was wondering what other possibilities it could be, and any treatments? She does seem to have a bit of dry skin..
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Old 11-26-2013, 12:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Some sort of skin infection? (fungal or bacterial) If that's it, no oil (traps the infection & makes it worse) & head to the vet for a skin scraping to identify what's going on. I have no direct experience with either, but I've heard it can sometimes result in yellow-ish skin flakes?
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