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Old 11-20-2014, 11:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have noticed in alot of posts that when your baby hedge hog is quilling it can sooth their skin to give them an oatmeal bath with a few drops of oil. I noticed people mentioned a few types such as olive, flax etc. Some say to drop the oil onto their food, others say drop it onto the skin and wash off or put it into the the bath water. I am just wondering what type of oil is best and would give the best relief as well as which method to use. I have a baby hedge hog that is quilling and noticed her skin is flaky and tender when I pick her up. I just want to give her some relief. Thank you in advance.
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I like flax seed oil the best. But I've also used olive oil. You can put it both on the skin and in her food. After my hedgies bath, I drop some on her skin and let it sink in a little bit. Then I rub her skin/quills to make sure it's absorbed.

Oatmeal baths are also great!
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I know the feeling- I got so confused when I was trying to research this a month ago especially when emma started to get wicked dry skin on top of her quilling. Oatmeal baths are great! They seem to quell the itching quite a bit. I have been using them whenever I give her footbaths as well. As far as flax seed oil goes- what I did last time I gave her a bath was put a whole capsule into her final rinse and left it on. When I got her out I took a paper towel and tried to blot her quills lightly to get the excess oil off. The next day I peeked between her quills and her dry skin was gone! And she doesn't seem to be as itchy and is starting to go back to her sweet little self!
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I use olive oil and think it works great!
No experience with flax seed oil...
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I use flax seed oil! I did try vitamin E when I didn't have flax and it's a sticky mess, neither me nor Nina were very pleased.
I cut open 1 capsule of flaxseed oil and put it in a cup of water. I rinse Nina at the end of her bath and just leave it on her, works great for us!
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I use olive oil and think it works great!
No experience with flax seed oil...
Just curious with the olive oil did you apply to skin, food, or bath. I just noticed my little guys is starting to loose some quills and the skin in between is looking a little dry like the pic posted.
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