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Old 05-16-2019, 07:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My 10 week old hedgehog has red spots all over her body. She does not seemed bothered. She didn’t have them 24 hours ago. I started slowly changing her food 5 days ago to a new brand. Is she having a allergic reaction ? I’m a new hedgehog owner and have had her for two weeks. She seemed great, but now I’m super worried. She eats and drinks plenty. I’ll try to post a photo. Maybe they are mites ? I have no idea. She just started quilling, but this redness does not seem normal. She is not losing a ridiculous amount of quils either. I tried to get the best photos I could
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That looks like a skin infection, not an allergic reaction. You need to take your hedgehog to the vet to have the lesions checked out.
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Old 07-23-2019, 06:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Update : I took her to the vet right away, she had a bacterial infection. They prescribed her antibiotics, and it still got worst. She lost some extra quills on her bum. Then they had to get her on a different antibiotic. It took two month of antibiotics to heal her. She so much bigger now, and almost all her quills grew back. Thanks for the advice!! 🙂 Now she is all better and healthy.
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