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Old 08-26-2016, 02:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, so my hedgehog has really dry skin and has developed a bald spot from losing some of its quills.
I am very worried since i do no have money to take him to a vet, so i was wondering of some treatments i could do in case its just dry skin. I read about oatmeal baths that are good for hydrating skin, so im trying this out first. I am not sure though how often should i give him these type of baths.

any suggestions would be very appreciated.

PS if things dont change i will take him to the vet somehow not to worry
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Could you post a picture? What one person considers a bald spot could be different than what another person considers a bald spot.
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Could you post a picture? What one person considers a bald spot could be different than what another person considers a bald spot.
ill take one once i get home
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Great, I wouldn't recommend any treatment yet. The oatmeal baths don't really moisturize, but don't dry as much. Anything applied topically could make the situation worse. If he does in fact have a bald spot or significant quill loss, be prepared to go to the vet. We can't run lab work to tell what's causing an issue in order for it to be treated.
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i woke him up to get this pictures, he wasnt too happy, specially because i didnt have the treats he likes. the little bugger only likes watermelon. such a picky and expensive little brat he wont take any anything else.

by the way, this is probably the most difficult set of pictures ive ever taken 3/40 turned out well, he moves too much







last one looks bad, but it looks better and smaller in person, pics can be deceiving sometimes
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Great, I wouldn't recommend any treatment yet. The oatmeal baths don't really moisturize, but don't dry as much. Anything applied topically could make the situation worse. If he does in fact have a bald spot or significant quill loss, be prepared to go to the vet. We can't run lab work to tell what's causing an issue in order for it to be treated.
Can't so anything for the next 2 weeks let's hope its not serious I'm taking him with me to college to keep me company I'll find a vet there and see how it goes once I get some funds

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I'm sorry that I'm on her kind of late. This thread is a little old. I hope that you've dealt with this problem but if not I have a suggestion:
Edible oils
Vegetable oil, olive oil, etc
If you apply a few drops directly to the skin, let it sit for a few hours and then give him a bath, it should help his skin

I'm afraid he might also have mites so a vet visit is definitely needed if the oil does not work

Good luck!

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Wait...not as old as I thought. My eyes were deceiving☺

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I'm sorry that I'm on her kind of late. This thread is a little old. I hope that you've dealt with this problem but if not I have a suggestion:
Edible oils
Vegetable oil, olive oil, etc
If you apply a few drops directly to the skin, let it sit for a few hours and then give him a bath, it should help his skin

I'm afraid he might also have mites so a vet visit is definitely needed if the oil does not work

Good luck!

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I will take him to the vet for sure but I have no money and I k ow its expensive , but I want him to be fine since I'm taking him with me to college to keep me company I'll have to figure something out

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I hope that everything turns out all right. But as soon as you get the money, take him to the vet If the other things don't work. I'm sorry about your situation. Best of luck

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