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Old 07-05-2016, 01:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, I noticed that Thistle has some yellowish crust in her "reverse mohawk". She doesn't let me get much of a look at it because she's stubborn but it doesn't seem to be causing pain. I'm just worried about what it could be and the vet (only one I could find that would see a hedgie) doesn't know diddly **** about hedgehogs. When I mentioned it, he said to come back if it spreads. All 3 times he's seen her, he's barely touched her and laughed at me when I refused a second dose of Ivermectin. I'll try to get a picture but I can barely get a look at it with both hands on her trying to move the quills :/ any suggestions would be appreciated!
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Old 07-05-2016, 01:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Got one! It took less fighting than I thought!
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Old 07-05-2016, 02:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It looks a little bit like something that was anointed on and then dried. I don't suppose you can give Thistle a bath and scrub at that area with a toothbrush to see if it comes off?

If she'll let you gently and slowly pat her backwards, can you see anywhere else on her skin that looks like that? When you pat backwards it will separate her quills a bit so you can see the skin.

If she doesn't have it anywhere else and it doesn't come off, try putting a drop of oil (canola, olive, flaxseed, coconut) on the area to moisturize it a bit. It could just be flaking because it's dry.

It doesn't look infected though, and it doesn't look fungal, so I wouldn't be too worried. Like the vet said, if it spreads...

Hopefully I gave you a bit more info than he did!
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Thank you! Yes, you were definitely more helpful!! She won't let me anywhere near there especially during bath I'll be a little more persistent and see what I can do
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Sounds good. Let us know what you find when she lets you near it!
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Old 07-09-2016, 08:14 PM   #6 (permalink)
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if it does spread try a anti fungal cream for ringworm/athletes foot which you can get off the shelf at a drug store. My hedgehog had ringworm and he's doing much better now but I hope it's just dry skin it looks more like that then ringworm.
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