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Old 10-14-2016, 09:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Dry Skin: What's worked for you?

Tiramisu, my 11-month-old hedgie, has had dry skin for a few days now.

She's had a bit of dry skin before and it went away after a quick olive-oil bath, but this time it's persisting. Just in case, I got her checked out at a vet's and got a full physical done on her.

Very happy to report that she's fine (though gaining some weight, ha-ha), doesn't have mites, and the vet believes that improving her diet will actually help her skin go back to normal. So as of now, I've switched from a Purina One dry food to Wellness Complete Health Healthy Weight.

Still, I feel that it'll take a while for the diet change to make her actual skin condition go away and want to do something to make her more comfortable (i.e. reduce the itchiness she feels) in the meantime. Please tell me what worked for your hedgies so I can experime- I mean, help Tiramisu out! ;P
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Old 10-14-2016, 10:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You can add a bit of oil to her food, that often helps or sometimes a humidifier in the room helps too.
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Thanks for the tips!

I actually have two types of oil I can offer to my hedgehog: coconut and olive. Are both of these safe for hedgehogs or is there another type I should go out and buy?
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Both of those are safe to use.
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Thank you!
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Old 11-03-2016, 04:03 AM   #6 (permalink)
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When my hedgehog was having dry skin issues, I would give him an oatmeal bath and massage him with coconut oil afterwards. It did the trick for me!
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