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Old 09-27-2019, 10:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Hedgehog Ear Dryness?

I just got my hedgehog a few months ago, shes a healthy female, very young and energetic. Recently, i've noticed some drystuff on the edges of her ears. I give her oatmeal baths so dry skin isn't ever a problem.. Is this normal? Or is there a cream/ointment i can apply to her ears?
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Old 09-27-2019, 10:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Dry skin on the ears is a common problem, though its not 'normal' per say - its not something you want to just ignore on the basis that it occurs to the majority of hogs, or it can build up and cause their ears to look tattered.

I use the tiniest bit of coconut oil to massage into Coco's ears every now and again but others also use nipple balm, bag balm, or vitamin e oil. I'm not a fan of the latter; vitamin e oil is very sticky/waxy (and i just dont like how it feels haha), so a little goes a very long way.
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