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Old 03-12-2017, 09:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My hedgehog Penelope is 2.5 years old. She's been fairly healthy with only having a uti a year ago. This past month she's been quilling like crazy! I take her out of her cage and by the time I put her back there 10 or more. I took her to the vet and they gave her an antibiotic but so far it hasn't help and her skin seems like it's getting worse. We are also treating her for mites and I give her medicine that I give her every two weeks (3 total treatments ) need advice on anything I could do to help ?? It seems like putting oil makes it worse and she gets very moody when I try to.
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Old 03-12-2017, 10:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If she had mites or a skin infection it could just be her getting rid of old damaged quills. Do you see new quills growing in? Are there any bald spots? If there are no new quills coming in or you see bald spots then you need to get her back to the vet.
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Old 03-12-2017, 02:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I believe it looks like new ones. She just scratching so much that she bleeds a little sometimes. The vet said to give it a month & see if the medicine helps I just don't want anything to happen to her bc so far it doesn't seem to be helping
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