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Old 03-20-2017, 01:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently rescued my first hedgie from a friend of mine who's family wasn't taking the best care of her. They told me she is about 2 years old. Once I got her home I noticed that she was scratching a lot and it is scaring me. she will be running on her wheel for about a minute(a new concept to her as she didn't have one in her last home) and then she will stop and scratch for a minute then she will repeat this multiple times. the only time she doesnt scratch is when shes sleeping or when i hold her and when I hold her some flakes of dead skin will come off onto my black blanket but none of them move so I dont think it is mites but I am not sure. she is in Carefresh bedding and has a snuggle sack. some quills are falling out but not a lot. and I have given her a bath in the Aveeno oatmeal baby wash and she keeps scratching Please help.
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Bring her to a vet and have her treated with Revolution. Also try adding some flaxseed oil or coconut oil to her food.
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Pearl (my hedgie) was taken to the vet today and it turns out its tapeworms and she also has pneumonia unfortunately but shes being taken care of and the vet seems to think that she's going to be okay
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