HELP! Baby hedgehog has red sores all over her - Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum
Hedgehog Central GalleryForum Archives Facebook Link

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-28-2016, 06:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 1
Default HELP! Baby hedgehog has red sores all over her

Hi, I've had my baby hedgehog for about 2 weeks now and recently in the past week I've noticed that she has like red scabs on her back round her quills. She also had been scratching a lot and losing quills so I bathed her in coconut oil like her breeder told me too, then took her to the vets, she gave me stuff to treat mites even though she wasn't sure if she had it.

She's albino and in the past few days her skin has gotten worst and more and more sores and scabs have appeared on her and she's losing more quills but she is a baby so is this from quilling or something else?

Please help!
Axberleigh is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 06-28-2016, 08:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
Super Moderator
Lilysmommy's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 11,963

Time to go back to the vet and have her tested for skin infections. It's definitely not normal for quilling, and it doesn't sound like mites either. For now, don't put any more oil on her as it can actually make skin infections worse.
~*~*~ Kelsey ~*~*~

RIP my sweet Lily ~ 6/12/08 - 1/20/12
Lilysmommy is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-28-2016, 10:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
nikki's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Manning, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 8,483

This sounds like it could be a Staph infection and it will need to be treated with antibiotics. The vet may want to do a skin scraping to be sure. She needs to go back as soon as possible.
Retired breeder and active HWS rescue station
nikki is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sores or something on my 12 week old hedgehog Heisenburg7911 Health 1 05-04-2016 04:30 PM
Help! 4wk Baby hedgehog red and bruised!! leesa Breeding & Babies Help 12 04-17-2016 03:37 PM
Red sores between front legs and sudden behaviour change Legolas Skin 1 12-15-2015 02:00 AM
Light red blood after biting? How to prevent mouth sores? babycakesss General Questions 0 09-04-2013 11:42 AM
Hedgehog digging herself and creating sores devongsu81 Health 1 01-31-2009 05:44 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:40 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum