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Old 05-06-2014, 06:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Losing tons of quills/really dry flaky skin

So I just took my hedgehog to the Vet, he claims the reason she is losing so many quills and has dry skin is due to lack of variety in her food. she gets mealworms every once in awhile and I feed her wellness core cat food...does this sound right? I went to the vet thinking she might have a fungal infection but he nixed that right away.
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Old 05-06-2014, 06:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you ruled out mites? Quilling? How old is the hedgehog?
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Old 05-06-2014, 06:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The vet said it wasn't mites, but he never did any kind of test. She has quilled before, she is right around a year and a half. I have also noticed her ears have gotten less round and more tattered looking.
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I know that tattered ears can be a sign of mites. You might want to look into getting a round of Revolution for mites (3 doses, 2 weeks apart).
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Old 05-06-2014, 06:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Okay, I will have to try that. Thanks!
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