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Spiky_Floof<3 08-19-2019 08:07 PM

URGENT Hedgehog shedding
Hi all!

It is summer and my hedgehog has been shedding her hair on her tummy excessively. I am wondering if this is because of the heat or what? She has no visible bald spots, but when I pet her tummy, my hand comes up with hair all over it. Help please?

Aj.t 08-19-2019 10:30 PM

How old is she? What temperature is her enclosure kept at? Has she had any previous health concerns? Are quills falling out as well?

Spiky_Floof<3 08-20-2019 07:20 PM

She is around 2 months-ish old. ( I got her when she was 7.5 weeks old around may) 73 F at night may get a little hotter during the day because it is summer. Has no health concerns. And she is quilling, but goes on and off, right now not a ton are falling out.

Aj.t 08-20-2019 09:22 PM

If she has no health issues or mites, it doesn’t sound like something to worry too much about; just like our hair falls out sometimes. Continue monitoring it however, and if she continues losing hair regularly, a vet visit wouldn’t hurt to rule out any skin conditions!

Spiky_Floof<3 08-20-2019 10:22 PM

Okay, thank you! I also read that hedgehogs shed in the summer sometimes or after quilling so I'm not too worried about it. Thanks though!

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