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  1. Health
    My hedgie's dry skin was always manageable over the winter, but the past couple weeks she has been scratching her face a lot. I may get criticized over this but I tried putting Neosporin on her scratches!! I don't know what else to do! I have a little humidifier for her, her humidity is around...
  2. WHS (Wobbly Hedgehog Syndrome)
    (I don’t think this is wobbly hedgehog syndrome but I had no idea where else to post this. This just seemed the closest.) Hey guys, I was wondering if anybody had any clue what is going on with Dean: Every two or three months or so (this is not a super common occurrence) he will have what I...
  3. Health
    My hedgehog is around a year and a half old and is healthy. She is eating and drinking normally but has been acting strangely. Normally she is not easily startled and is pretty chill, but recently she has been acting very frantic, irritable, and jumpy. She isn't sticking out her quills and...
  4. Mites
    Hi all, As some of you know, Quilly was sick last fall and they weren't sure what he had. CAT scans, bloodwork, ultrasounds, and X-RAYS were all inconclusive. But the good news is that over the last nearly-6 months, a daily antibiotic and antimicrobial have significantly reduced the signs of...
  5. General Questions
    Hi! I'm a new hedgie owner, I've done all the research I've can but my breeder hasn't replied yet and I'm getting sad watching my hedgie so itchy, and scared. I just adopted her 4 days ago, and she's been doing amazing adjusting up until today. I woke her up after I got home from work around...
  6. Skin
    Hey all, I made this account after reading what feels like a hundred threads about this subject without any conclusions. My mother's hedgehog - Cap'n Jack - has what appears to be a skin infection - diagnosed by a wonderful vet as a Staph infection using a strip of tape - and has been on...
  7. Introductions
    Hi All, We have recently bought a 7 week old hoglet - we brought him home last night and used this site a lot in order to set up the right environment for him! We've joined to help anyone out with questions we had and maybe give the uk equivalent of some of the recommendations on here (most of...
  8. General Questions
    My hedgehog scratches and itches himself quite frequently, i give him baths quite frequently (i read i should bathe him atleast once every 2 weeks so thats what i do) and he still just keeps scratching.
  9. Skin
    My hedgehog has something wrong with him and I can't figure out what it is. My vet and I tested him for mites, the test came up negative, but we treated him with revolution just in case. The problems didn't seem to go away, so we treated hedgie again with revolution just in case...I don't know...
  10. 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...
  11. General Questions
    Brand new baby came today! My first one, I have set her up with all of the essentials and then some. Of course she is just beginning to adapt. Her name is Binx, and everything is going very well except she is itching quite a bit? I have her in aspen bedding and she has enjoyed crawling under...
  12. General Questions
    Hi everyone, I am new on here, and to having a hedgehog. I adopted Zara when she was six weeks old, she is now 9 weeks old, and seems to be doing very well. The only thing is... is that when I get zara out to play, she runs around for little bit, and crawls through her tunnels, but then she will...
  13. Skin
    Hey guys! So I've ran across my first issue with my new hedgie Pippin :( When I first got Pippin he had a slight dandruff problem. Monitored it (to make sure it wasn't mites) gave him oatmeal baths and thankfully the dandruff stopped! Yay! But the itching didn't. Boo. He scratches with his back...
  14. General Questions
    My hedgehog was diagnosed with mites and has since got treated. I first had him get the ivermectin shot before I actually did much research on it and decided not to get the second dosage. Since then I went to another vet who treated him with revolution. I've given him 2 doses of revolution (the...
  15. Mites
    I have no idea how my hedgehog milo would get mites but recently today hes been scratching behind his ear. Hes 2 months old so maybe a sign of quilling? He might just have a itch but he did it like 5 or 6 times when I had him out for a hour. Hes my first hedgehog sp I worry over the littlest...
  16. Mites
    Hello all. I have been lurking this forum for a while now, and only recently joined (after the arrival of my own little hedgehog, of course). So I have some questions in regards to mites (as the title suggests lol). Firstly, I have a little female hedgehog that I purchased 6 days ago from a...
  17. Skin
    I've been looking everywhere online for answers. I got my Pinto hedgehog Sonic (original name I know) a few days ago from a small local pet shop. Starting maybe yesterday he's been scratching a lot. He's been sleeping all day and most the night. He'll wake up for about 30 min to eat and drink...
  18. Quills
    Princess is 4 months old now. all of a sudden I'm starting to see quills in her cage. I've read that losing a few quills is 'normal', but I literally have not seen her quill at all since she was 8 weeks old and actually going through her "quilling" period I don't know what it could be. she...
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