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Old 08-20-2017, 08:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys. So creature and i have been bonding for over a month. When i got him he was grumpy loosing quills and flaky skin(like dandruff) i used flax seed oil on him and it worked like a charm. It didn't stop the loss of quills but the flaking stopped, i am still unsure of his age as i didnt get told when i got him. I am guessing under a year though becaise hes loosing quills with no bald spots. This moring i got up and noticed ALOT of flakes in his cage, i didn't hear him scratching at all last night. Would this be possible quilling or something i need to see the vet for? Going to use the flax seed oil again to see if that helps again.
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Old 08-20-2017, 11:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Scratching is usually a sign of mites. He shouldn't be losing quills like that either. I would take him to the vet and have him treated with Revolution, don't let them use Ivermec or Ivermectin.
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Thats the thing he isnt scratching
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Sorry i misread your post and thought you said he was scratching, my bad. He shouldn't be losing a lot of quills anymore and I would be wary of using oil right now as it can make a bacterial or fungal infection worse. I would make a vet appointment and see about having a skin culture done.
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