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Old 12-02-2017, 04:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Strange (skin?) growth on hedgehogs head

Hi guys,

I got my hedgehog a couple of months ago and i've noticed that there is a strange growth that's progressively getting bigger. I really don't know what it is, it could be mites and I will go to a vet but I'd like to know your opinions on this.

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Old 12-02-2017, 06:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It could be mites but it could also be a skin infection. A vet visit is always a good idea when you get a new hedgehog.
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Old 12-10-2017, 04:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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This could also be an allergic reaction to something. Looks like what my hedgie had. Gave him steroids and an antibiotic and he's back to normal!
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