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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. Mites
    I'm a new hedgie owner and my hedgehog does not currently have any mites or problems with itching or scratching. From the threads and articles I've read, mites can definitely be a problem for the little guys sometimes. I am wanting to add some outdoor items like pinecones, natural stones, or...
  3. 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...
  4. General Questions
    Hello! Recently I've been hearing my hedgehog, Cassie, scratch herself quite a bit in the middle of the night. I’ve also noticed more quills than usual while I’m cleaning her cage. And I’m pretty sure shes done with quilling, because all of her quills that I see are bigger than her baby ones...
  5. General Questions
    Hi Everyone, Hope everyone's enjoying their weekend. I have a few questions about my baby Hedgie, whose name is Spike. He's the first hedgehog I've owned, so I'm still inexperienced. Here are some fast facts about Spike and what I've observed: Spike Details --------------- 1) Age: 16 weeks...
  6. 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...
  7. DIY How to make your own
    Hi everyone, My boyfriend and I want to make a multiple story cute hideout for our hedgehog made out of wood. We know very little about treating wood to make it safe for a hedgehog or if it is even possible. I understand there is the issue of mites, as well as making the wood water-urine...
  8. 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.
  9. Mites
    Good day! I recently took my hedgie last week for a check-up because I just recently got her, and we found out that she had mites. The vet immediately used Revolution to treat her mites. She used just a drop because dosage is measured by weight. However, it has been a week since that vet visit...
  10. Health
    Hello! I noticed some red spots on my hedgehog yesterday that doesn't really seem to bother him but they concern me. I don't think he has mites because he doesn't scratch a lot and I use fleece as his bedding. He is a month and a half old so he is quilling right now and have some grumpy...
  11. Quills
    Hey everyone! Breckenridge has been loosing quite a lot of quills lately. Seems like he loses 5-10 over a two-day span. He did have mites a couple months back and was treated for them by his vet. As far as I know, he does not scratch often at all and the mite issue has been taken care of since...
  12. General Questions
    So basically I gave my hedgehog a bath for the first time in a while yesterday, and usually, she is very calm and manageable doesn't hiss, pop, and any of that but today was very different. When I put her in the bath she was very scared and tried to get out of the bath (it was only up to her...
  13. 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...
  14. Mites
    I rushed Breckenridge to the vet a week ago after I found an abscess growing at his quill line. She removed the excess skin, cleaned out the wound, and dressed it to prevent further infection. After testing him for mites, it came back positive and I was devastated. She gave him an Ivermectin...
  15. Mites
    So now that I know that much, I plan on getting him to vet and everyone. But this thread is me asking what all should I do. Should I get rid of the wood houses? Will it effect me? Will it effect cats, dogs, etc. What are some precautions I should take? Do I need to do anything specific to the...
  16. Skin
    I adopted a severely neglected Hedgie and have been trying to get him back to health. While giving him a bath, I noticed a red lump on his skin and saw that it had something sticking out of it and was bleeding! He had mites, so is it a product of the infestation? (A quill is also growing out of it)
  17. Mites
    My old vet used to give my measured syringes and only make me pay for those 2, but I moved and my new vet doesn't carry revolution in their office and it's looking like I have to buy the whole package which is pretty expensive. Thanks for the help!
  18. General Questions
    hey guys, so i just bought a hedgehog at 6 weeks old, and ive had her for less than a week and i think shes already getting sick. Ever since i got her ive noticed shes been scratching herself, not excessively, but shes been scratching. Her quills are fine, none have been dropping and she has no...
  19. Mites
    Hi Everyone! Me again. So Cannoli has been diagnosed with mites on Friday and today is Tuesday. He got his Revolution that day after his bath and an entire cage cleaning, his wheel, food dish, water bottle, etc. I also washed the rug in the room where I let him out as well as the wood floor...
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