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  1. 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...
  2. Quills
    My 7-8 week ld Female Hedgehog, Sabel, which I've only had for over a under two weeks now, has been getting extremely protective and aggressive when i touch or go anywhere near her or her quills. When i do manage to pick her up and get her more accustomed to being held again, I notice she'll...
  3. Color Help
    im wondering do baby hedgehogs change colour drastically as they grow older? my hedgehog gave birth to one gorgeous baby (yet to be sexed) its two weeks old and its quills are completely white with no dark colouring anywhere, the mother and father are both reverse pintos with large black...
  4. 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...
  5. Quills
    So my hedgehog (Gatsby) is 9-10 month old and has been losing alot of quills for a few weeks now. his skin is really dry and olive oil isn't helping. I have a vet appointment for Wednesday (it's monday today) and I'm wondering if I should keep it or if it's normal for hedgies to lose this many...
  6. Quills
    Today I noticed that Penny had a bit of crust stuck to a quill. It looked like a piece of fleece so I started to "fish" it out. I discovered a lot of brown crust around one quill. The quill was not really attached to her skin and pulled out (I did not pull it out). I noticed a bunch of red skin...
  7. Quills
    Hey everyone! :) i need your help re my hedgie having VERY sparse quills. nut first I think I need to provide a back story So I've pretty much prepared myself before buying my hedgie. Researched everything I needed to know, bought supplies before buying my hedgie etc etc. My location is in...
  8. Health
    I bought this hedgehog last week when I got him he had something stuck to his skin kinda look like poop embedded in his quills. I gave him a bath when we got home but it had not come out. Not really sure what it is or what to do.:confused:
  9. Health
    Is it normal for an older hedgehog (5 years old) to lose quills around his butt?...it is practically bald but only in this area.
  10. Quills
    I was drying Murloc after his bath and I noticed this odd lump in the area between his fur and quills. I just saw the vet on Thursday and he said Mur looks great and healthy. I'm not sure what this is thing is, it's kinda of hard but I can't tell because Murloc kept moving, it doesn't seem to...
  11. Quills
    My hedgehog nugget has been losing a lot of quills recently. Probably 10-15 every 1-2 days. I'll count more accurately now that I'm worried and keep you all updated. I saw a new quill coming in. Could he be sick? Also, I found a broken quill in his cage. I have no idea how that happened, but I...
  12. Quills
    I got a hedgehog about a month ago, and he's been losing an unusual amount of quills this week. He was born December 15, so could be be quilling? He doesn't really unroll, so I can't watch his behavior very much. He moves at night, but of course runs away when I come in.
  13. Quills
    Hello! first post! I purchased my hedgie, Stella, from a woman who no longer wanted her. She got her from a 'breeder' although I suspect she was not licensed since Stella is shy and her previous owner had her in a tiny cage with no wheel. The breeder put green nail polish on the top of her back...
  14. Skin
    HELP! I purchased my hedgehog about three months ago, and he began quilling. I thought everything was going normal, but now he has lost a majority of his quills and he has red infected sores. I took him to the vet, the vet had no idea what to think even though he said that he was experienced in...
  15. Quills
    Hi, does this look like an ingrown quill? It seems to be growing sideways. If so , should I pull it out? I read on here that you shouldn't put extra strength polysporin. Just wondering how come? Seems like I have a lot of issues/concerns lol Thanks,
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