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05-21-2016 11:13 PM
ENF686
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Originally Posted by Artemis-Ichiro View Post
Sometimes they lose a lot of quills when they are changed to a better food, try to see if more growing in. Are they scratching? Is their skin dry and flaky?

I can see a handful of new ones growing on both of them, and so far they seem to be growing in normally.

They aren't scratching, though their skin is a little dry.

I did talk to their regular vet today, and she said that there are a couple of possibilities.

1) It is just an effect because the mite infestation was bad. Apparently one of the techs that works at the clinic rescued a mite-infested hedgehog and dealt with the quill loss also. According to her, hers continued for about a month after the treatment ended, so I am hoping that this is the case for Rebel and Charlotte.

2) Like you mentioned, it could be because of their diet changes.

3) It could be a skin infection left over from the mites or a fungus that they picked up at the pet store.

4) We might not have gotten rid of all of the mites and might have to do another, longer treatment for them.

We agreed to watch and see for another couple of weeks and see if any other signs develop/the quills stop falling out. If they don't then I'll bring them in for another evaluation and we will go from there.
05-18-2016 11:51 PM
Artemis-Ichiro Sometimes they lose a lot of quills when they are changed to a better food, try to see if more growing in. Are they scratching? Is their skin dry and flaky?
05-18-2016 06:29 PM
CherylMatthews That's great that you have taken them in and got them straight to the vets for a check over. I'm sure they will be much happier in your company.
05-18-2016 10:47 AM
ENF686
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Originally Posted by Artemis-Ichiro View Post
Thank you for rescuing them.

So you see if new quills are growing in? Did you change their food?
No, I haven't been able to spot where there are new ones growing in. They are losing a lot of quills, but they aren't developing any bald spots as of yet either.

Yes, I had to change their food immediately after I got them. The previous owner had run out of their hedgehog food and was just feeding them sweet potato baby food.
05-18-2016 10:44 AM
ENF686
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Originally Posted by Prue View Post
Good for you, taking them in! Love Rebel's name choice, and it's great that he found an owner who understands him. (:
Thank you! It is amazing to see the progress he has made.
05-15-2016 12:14 PM
Artemis-Ichiro Thank you for rescuing them.

So you see if new quills are growing in? Did you change their food?
05-15-2016 08:51 AM
Prue Good for you, taking them in! Love Rebel's name choice, and it's great that he found an owner who understands him. (:
05-15-2016 04:11 AM
ENF686 Rebel

Rebel is one of those kids who had his name already picked out for him before I even saw him lol

After David Bowie died, I wanted to eventually name something after one of his songs, so Rebel is named after David Bowie's song "Rebel, Rebel".

He likes to put up a fight in his cage, but once out he is quite adventurous
05-15-2016 04:05 AM
ENF686 Charlotte

She is such a sweet girl. A little camera shy, but I have managed to grab a couple of pics of her.
05-15-2016 04:03 AM
ENF686 Lucy

She is only a year old and has an endless amount of energy that she sometimes uses to get into trouble, but she has such a great personality.

The other dog in the second pic is my older guy, Shadow.
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