Originally Posted by nikki
It can take a couple of weeks after treatment for the quill loss to stop. The quills that have been damaged by the mites will all end up falling out so it often seems like the treatment didn't help. Is he scratching now or was he scratching before? Did the vet check for a bacterial skin infection as well when the skin scraping was done?
He hasn't itched for a while now, even before treatment, but when I first noticed the quill loss he was scratching a lot. And that wasn't mentioned but wouldn't she have seen a hint under the microscope if it was bacteria? She's a REALLY good exotic vet and knows everything I know and more about both my hedgies and ferrets so I feel like if she saw that might be a possibility she would have said something?