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11-26-2008 08:57 PM
xtiana
Re: HELP! quill loss!

can someone post a photo of a bulb on a quill? Hayden is still losing a lot of quills (but growing lots of new ones) and I have no idea what the bulb on the quill should look like? I'd really appreciate it I brought him to the vet and he was tested for mites and any other stuff on his skin (they did at mite test at the vet and they sent out samples to the lab and did many other tests) and he had nothing wrong. I just have no idea what the bulbs should look like and I'd really appreciate if someone could post a picture so I could be informed THANKS SO MUCH!
11-21-2008 09:30 AM
sebian
Re: HELP! quill loss!

That's a very good way of putting it =)
11-21-2008 08:02 AM
Nancy
Re: HELP! quill loss!

Yes a bulb less quill is a good indication of mites, on the other hand, just because the quill does have the bulb at the end, doesn't mean the hedgehog is mite free.
11-20-2008 10:36 PM
Runefaust
Re: HELP! quill loss!

Quote:
Originally Posted by sebian
I actually just talked to Bryan about this, and he said that a bulb-less quill IS, in fact, one indication (of many) of mites. I also asked him if a bulb-less quill could mean something internal is going on, to which he replied probably not-- bulb-less quills are usually an indication of something happening on the outside (injury, mites, etc.).

The scratch test is still the better method, in my opinion...

Sorry for any confusion-- I hope this cleared it up a little. If not, I hope it made you come up with more questions
Well, her quills do have said bulbs at the end
11-20-2008 07:34 PM
sebian
Re: HELP! quill loss!

I actually just talked to Bryan about this, and he said that a bulb-less quill IS, in fact, one indication (of many) of mites. I also asked him if a bulb-less quill could mean something internal is going on, to which he replied probably not-- bulb-less quills are usually an indication of something happening on the outside (injury, mites, etc.).

The scratch test is still the better method, in my opinion...

Sorry for any confusion-- I hope this cleared it up a little. If not, I hope it made you come up with more questions
11-20-2008 06:34 PM
sebian
Re: HELP! quill loss!

Really? I actually got that from the HHC link I posted.

Sorry for this mis-information!!!
11-20-2008 06:07 PM
LizardGirl
Re: HELP! quill loss!

Whether the lost quills have the ball on the end or not, has little indication as to whether the hedgie has mites or not...



11-20-2008 03:42 PM
sebian
Re: HELP! quill loss!

hehe

She probably felt very greasy
11-20-2008 02:56 PM
Runefaust
Re: HELP! quill loss!

I tried once with the olive oil on water, but Maiche didn't like it much. And maybe it was due to her ending up all yellow. I may have overdone the dose a bit....
11-20-2008 02:37 PM
sebian
Re: HELP! quill loss!

No problem! I'm glad it helped =)

If you want to combat the dry skin, add a drop of flaxseed oil in her food once or twice a week and/or put some olive oil in her baths (although, one of my guys will drink the bath water if I put olive oil in it )
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