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  1. Skin
    I recently went to a second vet for my hedgie's dry, flaky, itchy skin. Some of her quills have yellowish buildup at the base. The vet seemed to be pretty knowledgeable about hedgehogs, except she said that it is a common misconception to feed hedgehogs cat food, and she suggested I feed her...
  2. Skin
    Pebbles's skin has always been on the drier side but lately it seems to be getting worse and worse. I'm fairly certain it's not mites though, just the combined effect of various things. For instance, the humidity in her cage sits at about 20-30% on average but I don't know how to keep that...
  3. Skin
    With it being winter (A.K.A The Season of Dry Skin) and my hedgie having naturally dry skin, I went out today and got some Aveeno baby wash. It's not the same as everyone recommends- the oatmeal baby shampoo- instead, it's the Aveeno Baby Eczema Care Wash with Colloidal Oatmeal, Fragrance-Free...
  4. Quills
    A few days ago I brought home my first hedgehog (she is about 8 weeks old). I noticed the first night that she had a ton of white spots all over her quills which tended to kinda cluster together. The next day I gave her a quick bath with a couple drops of Aveeno baby wash and it all went away...
  5. Health
    My hedgehog is 3 years old, she's never been extremely social and really enjoyed her own space. She's always been extremely large and has always had dryer skin than most hedgehogs. A few months ago I noticed she started loosing more quills than normal, I didn't think much about it because when...
  6. Quills
    Hi everyone, Just being a concerned hedgie mom. So I had just given my hedgehog, sonic, a bath and noticed he had a few quill loss while bathing and in the towel when drying. He will be turning a year old next month so I was thinking maybe quilling or is he too old for quilling!? He also does...
  7. Skin
    Has anyone ever used CBD oil for hedgehog dry skin/itchiness or know anything about using it? We've been to two different vets several times over the past year for Bean's dry skin and have treated for mites, bacterial infections, and fungal infections with no result. Even natural "remedies"...
  8. Skin
    I adopted my hedgehog, Bean, at the end of January 2018 when he was around a year old. Once I started handling him, I noticed that his skin looked terrible: yellowy, flaky, etc. (see first pic). Also, he had significant quill loss in my first few months of having him- not as much as some...
  9. Health
    My hedgehogs skin has been very dry and I've noticed him losing quills. I've given him an oatmeal bath and put flaxseed oil in his food and on his back. I read mites look like small white things near the tips of the quills but I can't tell if that's what he has.
  10. General Questions
    Good Morning, Reggie is our first hedgie and we are in LOVE! He is a great addition to our family. I have a question about his skin. It appears to be very dry and he loses approx 10 quills a day. Is this normal? I did the black paper test and nothing his moving. I know not to bathe him...
  11. Health
    Hi everyone. My guy hasn't really been eating for the past 3 days, consistently less than 10 pieces of kibble. He is losing quills and has dry skin, I think he's started quilling (he's 10 weeks old) however I can't really tell if he's growing new quills or not. He has dry skin and is extra...
  12. Quills
    Background: Pippa. Female. 4yr. Avg. weight 260-270g. My main concern, Pippa is quilling in large quantities per day. Approximately, 3-4 dozen quills. No clear sign of balding. The quills have the bulbs at the end. I can hold her for a few minutes and her quills seem to be just flaking off...
  13. Skin
    Hello everyone! I just got my first hedgie, she's about 3 months old, and tonight after her bath I noticed a small bald patch on her skin. I'm 99% certain she does not have mites (I checked very closely). I am using carefresh bedding. She is behaving normally, but I want to make sure she's...
  14. Skin
    I got my little buddy, Ayumi, 2 days ago. He looked healthy (or what i could call healthy since i had never seen a hedgehog) but yesterday i noticed this on his skin: (bad pic might add another one later) his skin seems to be open and it looks like when you get a ingrown hair? how i can help...
  15. Skin
    My hedgie Nicky has dry flaky skin everywhere on his body. It's like he has the hedgie version having little annoying dandruff flakes except that they're everywhere. He used to shed a lot of quills but now he doesn't. I've been seeing in threads that flaxseed oil helps, but I'm afraid that I...
  16. Quills
    Hello all, I'm back. So a while ago he was losing quills due to quilling. I made sure that they were naturally falling out and they were so all was good. He ended up getting some dry skin during that time so I got a humidifier to try and help with that and it's usually 40-50%. however, now he's...
  17. Skin
    Hello! I am new to the forum and I am seeking advice from any knowledgeable hedgehog owners. Hadley is 6 months old, and I have had her for 4 months. For the past two months she has had extremely dry skin (big flakes falling off) and has been itching like crazy (waking me up about every hour in...
  18. Skin
    I got a new hedgie about a week ago and his skin seemed fine but he was itching a lot. He is 9 months old and so I figured he's quilling or adjusting from the paper bedding he was in. But I gave him an oatmeal bath to try to soothe the itching but only a couple days after the bath his skin is...
  19. New Member Introductions
    Hello! I took in a neglected hedgehog about 2 weeks ago. I was initially under the impression that the previous owner just didn't have time to spend with him, however it seems that he didn't have time to learn about or even care for the hedgehog. I know the basics about hedgehog care (I work...
  20. General Questions
    Hi there, I am new here and this is really my last ditch effort before spending a lot of money going to the vet. I have a female hedgehog named Nina, she is about 8 months old now and I am growing increasingly concerned. About a month or so ago, I noticed that she started to get dry skin. I...
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