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  1. Skin
    Hello! My little Princess is a recent addition after securing her from a home that didn't treat her with love. I've taken her to two different vets and I'm about to expand my hunt for a better vet to several hours from home to figure out what's going on with this little girl. Here's some info...
  2. Skin
    Hi everyone :) My Luna is almost a year old now, and she's had issues with parasites and yeast infections in the past, which I've discovered simply by having the vet check her out because of scratching, but I've never seen her skin look like this before. She's been acting completely normal...
  3. Quills
    Hi, so my hedgehog has been having quill issues ever since she went through quilling. Now she's almost 2 and she's still having problems. She loses a ton of quills all the time and has noticeable quill thinning all over (I wouldn't call them bald spots). And every so often her skin gets super...
  4. Diet and Nutrition
    Hey guys, I recently bought a little hedgie, 7 weeks old. I've been trying to feed her Nutro Max Cat Adult Chicken Flavor.When I see her trying to eat, I am not sure if it's too hard for her to chew or not? I break them down into super tiny pieces so it fits in her mouth, but it seems like she...
  5. Mites
    Hi, I have a hedgehog that has lost all its quills and has extremely dry skin. His skin isn't flaking off but looks as if he has a layer of mud on him. I have treated him for mites and he has some new quills growing and I am just wondering if there is anything more that I can do for his skin? I...
  6. Diet and Nutrition
    This isn't a complete list, but I've included as many quality foods as I could find. That way if you live in an area where you only have access to a limited number of foods, you should still have an option listed here. All foods are for cats unless otherwise specified. Often, dog food of the...
  7. Skin
    Prudence has always been prone to dry skin, but today I noticed something a little less normal. I had her dry, itchy skin investigated by a couple of vets. Two skin scrapes determined that mites were definitely not the cause, and a fungal/bacterial infection was also ruled out. They basically...
  8. Skin
    After making a post about the possibility of mites affecting my Kiwi (2.5 month old hedgie, she is still quilling), I've taken her to the vet and they have ruled out mites but have given her the appropriate amount of Revolution to prevent mites and worms/parasites. It has been around 6 days...
  9. Quills
    Hi everyone! This is my first post here on Hedgehog Central. Kiwi is my almost 3 month old hedgie and I got her around a week ago from a friend who had several batches of offspring. A few days after taking her home I noticed that she was scratching 2-3 times while I was observing here, but it...
  10. Skin
    Prudence had very bad dry skin about 2 weeks ago. She tested negative for mites and so I figured that the dry air must have been making her dry and itchy. I gave her a bath in aveeno baby shampoo and rinsed her with water with a tiny bit of olive oil. She seemed to dramatically improve after...
  11. Skin
    I brought Prue home a week yesterday. At the breeder she looked a little bit pink, but the lighting was dim and I figured that it may be normal for her. After we arrived home, I let her roam around in a playpen. She was insanely itchy and had turned a bright, painful looking red. She had not yet...
  12. Introductions
    Hello everyone! I have been looking at getting a hedgehog for a few months now and have been reading lots of info on here! Thank you all! Today my little ball of fun came home with me! Very excited! I did get him from a pet store because he looked miserable in there. He was born at the pet...
  13. Skin
    My little guy seems to have a clump of quills coming off. He's 7 weeks old, is this normal for quilling or should I be worried?
  14. Skin
    :confused: I have a few questions. Maybe it's just me, but I'm A first time Hedgehog owner. 1. I just noticed today while giving my little hog a bath that he has a few scabs around his snout and his belly. is this is common? how may it be caused? 2. I noticed 3 months ago that my hog has a ...
  15. Skin
    As the title says, :) I think he looks dry to me. If so, should i wait to bath him or should i go ahead and do an oatmeal bath with olive oil afterwards?
  16. Skin
    should i apply to my hedgies skin?
  17. Quills
    My hedgie has been grumpy lately, and especially since yesterday my cat knocked over the cat grass pot on her, she balled up and was clicking for the first time ever. I handled her, she went back into ball mode and was clicking for 10 mins. Today, I took out her hut, she balled up (which she...
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