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Old 02-19-2018, 02:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My hedgie Nicky has dry flaky skin everywhere on his body. It's like he has the hedgie version having little annoying dandruff flakes except that they're everywhere. He used to shed a lot of quills but now he doesn't. I've been seeing in threads that flaxseed oil helps, but I'm afraid that I won't be able to have easy access to this. I wonder if there is any other type of oil or medication that may help with his skin. I also read somewhere that they used olive oil. Is this true/okay? Because I have better access to olive oil and I would like to use this immediately.
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Old 02-19-2018, 02:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Olive oil is good to use. I would recommend giving your hedgie a bath then dry him off and put 4-5 drops of olive oil under his quills. That should work really well. Also if his ears are dry too you can rub some coconut oil into them.

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Does anyone know if unscented Badger Balm--or indeed, any of their regular balms--are safe for hedgies? It's just olive oil and beeswax. I'd be reluctant to use any of the scented balms, in case the essential oils cause an allergic reaction, but a second opinion would be most welcome.
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Old 05-27-2018, 12:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Are you giving your hedgehog too many baths? I’ve heard that causes dry skin. Try giving it an oatmeal bath it’s supposed to fix dried skin.
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