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Old 03-18-2014, 04:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2 yr old losing a lot of quills

Hey guys,
Max will be 2 yrs old in April. He has recently been growing these quills that are oddly shaped. Some are shaped like swords, where they are wide and flat and a lot thicker than his other quills and if I remove them he acts like it is just a relief for me to gently tug on them(he sighs and lays down when I pull on them) other quills are in a very curly shape that grow out like ram horns and these usually have two coming out of one quill port. I can't touch anywhere around these quills because it causes him so much pain that he will arch his back away from me so I try to just stay away from touching those. But along with these weird quills he has been losing his normal quills. Last night I was clipping his nails and he lost around 20 quills in that one sitting. He does have new quills coming in but he has a lot of the oddly shaped ones coming in. Nothing in his environment has changed that would make me suspect mites. He is completely on fleece bedding and paper towel litter. I am wondering if anyone has a clue On what could possibly be causing this?
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