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Old 01-31-2015, 01:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd suggest scheduling a vet appointment to have her checked for a skin infection. There's been a couple other people on here who have had a hedgehog be diagnosed with a fungal infection with no symptoms other than severe dry skin. If oil isn't helping & it's just getting worse, it's possible that could be the cause rather than just low humidity & dryness, especially with the quill loss.

However, I'd also suggest switching to a different shampoo. I've heard a lot about baby shampoo being rather drying, contrary to what you'd think.
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