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Old 09-23-2016, 04:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone!

I got my first every hedgehog on Monday from a pet store.
I noticed he was sneezing a lot in the shop so I changed his bedding to fleece liners and shredded fleece (it was aspen and hay I think). This stopped the sneezing. They said they think he's about six months old.

I'm worried because his skin is very white and flaky but I can't seem to see any mites/fleas. He also doesn't seem to be loosing any quills at all.

I've phoned a vets and the earliest I can get him in is Tuesday.
Can anybody please give me some advice in the mean time?
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Old 10-02-2016, 01:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If you think it might be mites, wash and sanitize EVERYTHING! Also if it is mites, make sure your vet treats him with Revolution and not Ivermectin, as it has been known to cause death in hedgies!
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