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Old 10-09-2014, 07:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've had my hedgie for about 2 months now, recently her skin has been getting horribly dry. Every morning her wheel is covered in little white flakes, I know its not mites since I've checked her thoroughly. A few days ago I gave her an oatmeal bath and put a few drops of flax oil in her food but it didn't seem to help much, I was thinking about putting some kind of oil on her back but I've heard mixed opinions on this. Any suggestions that may help her?
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Old 10-09-2014, 09:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi Megan!

I put olive oil on my little girl's back when I give her oatmeal baths. They are literally the only thing that will calm her down when she's grumpy from quilling. So far there has been no negative side effects, and I literally put a very small amount (I just fill the cap of the bottle.) Maybe others will have more insight and knowledge. Hope that helps!
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Also try emptying a flaxseed tab into a cup of water and use that for a final rinse, sometimes I even just use that when I foot bath Nina and it helps
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