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Old 02-10-2014, 10:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Clu usually is fine with baths, he will try to run out of the sink but is unsuccessful, but he is usually fine after a bath, even tries to help dry off after! Today I gave him a bath like usual and when I did the rinse I added half a capsule of flax seed oil into his water because I read it was good for their skin. Hes so mad hes all balled up and refuses to unball and hiss at me. When I rub his back close to his bum he unballs a bit but keeps hissing. It worries me because he wont even go after meal worms and hes a junkie for them.. Any ideas?
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There's probably something about the oil he didn't like. If he has dry skin, try Aveeno baby oatmeal wash instead, and add flaxseed oil to his food rather to his skin.
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Ok, I use the aveeno baby oatmeal for his baths I just thought I would give the flax seed a try with him. Clearly he hates it a lot. Thanks!
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In the future, you can try offering new products by putting a bit on your finger and offering it to him to sniff. This works with oils (flaxseed, olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, and vitamin E oil are all hedgehog-safe), or soaps, or medications -- anything you're going to introduce him to! That way you won't be taken by surprise if a topical medication leads to him gnawing at the injury, or a post-bath oil will make him spazz!
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