Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum - Reply to Topic
Hedgehog Central GalleryForum Archives Facebook Link

Thread: Aveeno Baby Shampoo (dry skin?) Reply to Thread
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hedgehog Central Hedgehog pet care & owner forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
06-10-2020 05:34 PM
Noni's spikey baby2020 Hello, I'm soon to be a hedgie momma ! Trying to figure out all that I need to have for my new baby.
Has anyone tried using Cetaphil baby wash & shampoo?
01-05-2020 10:42 PM
nikki Hedgehogs shouldn't be bathed that often, once every couple of months in more than enough. Bathing to often causes dry skin.
01-05-2020 10:28 PM
AndyCanHog I bathed my first about every two weeks and I've had this hedgehog for about 3 weeks, and I've bathed him once.
01-05-2020 10:27 PM
Originally Posted by nikki View Post
You want to use Aveeno baby wash, not shampoo. The baby wash has oatmeal in it and it's unscented so it's more gentle on your hedgehog's skin.
No worries, it's the baby wash.
01-03-2020 09:05 PM
nikki You want to use Aveeno baby wash, not shampoo. The baby wash has oatmeal in it and it's unscented so it's more gentle on your hedgehog's skin.
01-02-2020 07:14 PM
Emc I’ve never used aveeno (I don’t buy cosmetics that test on animals), but how often did you bathe them with the shampoo?

Some hedgehogs just have worst issues with dry skin than others - but oftentimes these issues are just amplified with frequent bathing. You should only bathe them when absolutely necessary; I wouldn’t do anymore than once a month, but you can very easily go longer and only bathe them once every 2-3 months. If they have access to a sand bath, they are oftentimes perfectly capable of cleaning themselves (additionally, it helps dry skin).

How are you washing your hogs, too? You really need to give them a good scrub to help dry skin issues. So many people just gently ‘pet’ them with a toothbrush in the bath - but if their quills are flat, then all the water (and whatever shampoo you’re using) isn’t really going to get to their skin, and will just run right off them.

Your choice if you want to keep using Aveeno; but honestly I use plain ol’ oats in my hogs bath, and it always removes all of her dry skin if she has any. You can also add oil to their food (flaxseed is most common, you could do coconut too) to help.
01-02-2020 03:27 PM
Aveeno Baby Shampoo (dry skin?)

I've had one hedgehog before and I recently got another. I've used Aveeno shampoo for both. My hog before had dry skin problems and my new little guy had dry skin that I only noticed after I bathed him, with Aveeno. Has anybody else had dry skin problems with Aveeno? Do my hogs just have bad luck?

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:32 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Basset Hound Forum Doberman Forum Golden Retriever Forum Beagle Forum
Boxer Forum Dog Forum Pit Bull Forum Poodle Forum
Bulldog Forum Fish Forum Havanese Forum Maltese Forum
Cat Forum German Shepherd Forum Labradoodle Forum Yorkie Forum Hedgehog Forum
Chihuahua Forum Cichlid Forum Dart Frog Forum Mice Breeder Forum