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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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"...
  4. 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...
  5. 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.
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. Skin
    Hello, So my hedgehog has been losing a lot of quills for about 2 months now. He is now 8 months old so when it first started I just write it off as 6 month old quilling. In terms of the quills he is losing some are baby quills but most are adult quills, all the quills he is losing have bulbs on...
  18. Diet and Nutrition
    Hi all, I'm new on here :). I've had little Yuki for 7 weeks (he is just under 7 months old and we bought him from an exotic pet store). The pet store was feeding him Mazuri Insectivore Diet which I was quick to discover is no good and full of bad things. We kept him on it for the first month...
  19. Skin
    Hey yal. Ive had my hedgehog (Barry) for a little over two weeks, which makes him about 10 weeks old. When I got him he had a small amount of dry, red skin behind his ear and above his right eye where the quills begin to form. After an oatmeal bath about 80% of the dryness started to get better...
  20. Skin
    I recently rescued my first hedgie from a friend of mine who's family wasn't taking the best care of her. They told me she is about 2 years old. Once I got her home I noticed that she was scratching a lot and it is scaring me. she will be running on her wheel for about a minute(a new concept to...
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