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  1. Quills
    I brought home my new baby about 3-4 days ago, and tonight i noticed him itching. when i was handling him he seemed fine, but when i put him in his cage i noticed he used his leg to itch his back a few times and i heard him get out and about for the night and he itched for a solid minute. (he...
  2. Skin
    Hi there, I will apologize in advance for my lengthy post, but at this point I don't know else what to do. Please help in any way you can! Hickory is my two year old hedgehog and we have been dealing with consistent skin infections and obesity for quite some time now. I am getting very...
  3. 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...
  4. Skin
    Okay so this is my first time posting. I have a one year old albino hedgie named Snowball. About 5 months ago she started developing sores around her mouth and on all four of her paws. I took her to a vet and he had never actually seen a hedgehog, despite what the receptionist told me on the...
  5. Health
    Beatrix has been losing a lot of quills and hair everyday each time she moves. When I first noticed it I took her to the vet and the vet checked for mites but couldn't see any under the microscope, but still gave me 2 treatments for mites for her anyways. She also gave me an anti-fungal shampoo...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Skin
    Hi all, I've been struggling with a wound on my hedgehog for almost a month now and nothing seems to be working..Here's the full story. I noticed a small scab on the underside of my hedgie (just below her mouth on her chin/neck area) but as it was small and already healing on its own I figured...
  9. Off Topic
    Back when I first got Finn, he'd give me a poke and it would tingle for a while and then go away. Now, a year and a half later (I think?) when he pokes me I get a searing pain for about fifteen minutes and then small round itchy welts will start forming everywhere the quills made contact. I...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. Skin
    I've had Edna since October of 2015 (I don't remember exactly how old she was, but I think she was about 15 weeks), so now I think she's about 6 months old. I've never noticed any scratching before, but last night at about 4 am I woke up to what sounded like her scratching. I use aspen chips for...
  13. Health
    today Yuki has been scratching way more frequently and aggressively than usual and tonight i found 3 irritated, pink/red spots on his back and a couple of quills in his cage that weren't bloody at all, but i'm assuming he scratched them out. also, there is a bit of blood on both of his rear toes...
  14. Skin
    I've had my hedgie, Pokey, for about two months. I got him from a friend of a friend as a favor because the previous owner could no longer properly care for him. I didn't know that he was doing this, but after observing him for a few days I noticed he was scratching at his ear a lot. It began to...
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