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Old 03-18-2015, 03:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The shampoo you used could actually have made her dry skin worse. The only shampoo you should use on hedgehogs is Aveeno oatmeal baby shampoo. You can also add oatmeal directly to the warm water for a less expensive way to help the itchiness. Try taking a cupful of flax seed or vitamin E oil, pouring it into a glass of warm water and pouring over your hedgehogs back. It will help reintroduce the oils she needs. If you got her from a Pet Store, I would recommend going to a vet to get her tested for mites. Pet Stores are a good place for hedgehogs to pick these up. If it is mites, ask for revolution for kittens/puppies as it is safer.
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