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Old 05-16-2017, 09:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New baby itching a ton

I just brought home a new baby born 3/15 of this year. I've noticed that he itches a TON, way more than any other hedgie I've had in the past. I tried giving him a bath with aveeno oatmeal baby wash, I also tried massaging olive oil into his skin, but he still seems to itch a lot.

I brought him to my breeder, who treated him for mites just in case, but she thinks the problem may be that he's quilling and just feels the need to itch a lot.

Is there any better way to relieve dry skin than what I've been doing? Should I just wait a bit until he's done quilling and see if he settles down? Thanks!
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Old 05-17-2017, 01:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Try using coconut oil, it helped mine a lot. I would just rub it into her skin, leave it on over night and wash her in the morning.
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Old 05-17-2017, 12:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What did the breeder treatment him with? Quilling usually doesn't cause that much itching. I would take him to the vet to be checked for mites and to just have a general check up. You want to be careful using oil as it can make bacterial and fungal infections worse.
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