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Old 05-10-2016, 12:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So while Remy was sleeping on me last night, i took a look between her quills to check her skin. It was dry with white flakes. She does not have mites so i know that is not the problem. She doesnt seem to be bothered by it and she doesnt scratch at all. She is finishing up with her quilling, i believe, so how can i help her? I dont want to give her baths since i know that can dry up the skin. When she did get a bath a couple weeks ago, i put oil on her quills and used a toothbrush to kind of brush it in. She seemed to like that. Any advice would be a great help! Thanks!

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Old 05-10-2016, 01:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I use a topical spray called Humilac whenever Prue gets dry and flaky. It is available through most veterinarians and works wonders! I agree that it is not mites if she isn't itching.

You could try adding a couple tiny drops of olive oil to Remy's food, although you have to be very careful to not to add too much (it can cause diarrhea). Running a humidifier near her cage could also help her skin.

I actually find with Prue that baths vastly improve her skin, and doesn't dry it out more like some sources suggest. I wash her with Aveeno moisturising baby wash and finish the bath with a rinse in very diluted olive oil. I usually use about 3 cups of water and half a teaspoon of oil. Her dry skin is noticeably better afterwards.

Hope something here helps!
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