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Old 09-13-2016, 07:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My hedgehog, Beau, constantly scratches. He is relatively new and at first I thought it was general behaviour. I would Just like to know if this is normal or what recommendations do you have?
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Old 09-13-2016, 08:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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First go to the vet and check for mites or fungal infections.
If he is negative for both, try edible oils. He may have dry skin.

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You will need to also check for bacterial skin infections. It's easier to treat first for mites, as they are the most common cause of itching and then test for bacterial or fungal infections if the mite treatment doesn't help.
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Old 09-14-2016, 07:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Okay, will do
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