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Old 08-13-2017, 06:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Bean has very dry ears, and they're a bit ruffled at the top. I looked it up and a site said to use an organic moisturizer on them, but didn't specify a type. Does anyone know what type I should use?
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Old 08-13-2017, 06:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You can use human nipple cream (available at drugstores) coconut oil or even Vaseline. Just make sure that the smell doesn't bother your hedgehog before putting it on their ears.
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You can use human nipple cream (available at drugstores) coconut oil or even Vaseline. Just make sure that the smell doesn't bother your hedgehog before putting it on their ears.
Okay thank you, obviously it wouldn't be ideal, but if he were to lick any of those off they shouldn't hurt him right?
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If they look a bit tattered that is a sign of mites, so just be on the look out for that as well
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Usually if they have mites they are scratching as well, if it's just tattered ears with no scratching it's not mites. Most of the time tattered ears are just a build up of gunk.
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Usually if they have mites they are scratching as well, if it's just tattered ears with no scratching it's not mites. Most of the time tattered ears are just a build up of gunk.
How often do they scratch if they have mites? He scratches occasionally but I've never found it concerning and I've never noticed white spots on black clothes after holding him (I heard it was a sign of mites)
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If they look a bit tattered that is a sign of mites, so just be on the look out for that as well
Thank you for the warning!!
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If it's mites they are scratching frantically and often. Occasional scratching is normal.
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If it's mites they are scratching frantically and often. Occasional scratching is normal.
Okay thank you!!
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