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  1. Quills
    My hedgies about 10 - 12 weeks old.I noticed that he has a couple of blunt quills. It looks like the sharp part of the quill has been cut off. A couple of them also look broken. I'm confused about what could be causing this and would love to know if this is something I should be concerned about...
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    Hi all, My Hedgie Marjorie is 10 weeks old, and I picked her up at 8 weeks. Breeder had 2 litters from 2 mums (different dads!) and Initially thought Marjorie was going to be 13 weeks when I picked her up, as had responded to initial advert for slightly older littler. Marjorie was lovely to...
  3. 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...
  4. Quills
    Hello guys, I hope anyone can tell me something. My hedgie (14 weeks) lost his quills in forehead. I'm going to attach photos before and after the loss (both from this week). Anyone know what it can be? He is dewormed. Thank you so much and have a nice Easter.
  5. General Questions
    I've had my hedgehog, Chestnut, for about 2 months now (she is around 3 months old), and I believe that she has been in some stage of quilling since I got her, but now I'm not sure. When I first got her, she was losing a few quills a day, then she started to lose around 20 a day. These days...
  6. Quills
    Hello all, I'm back. So a while ago he was losing quills due to quilling. I made sure that they were naturally falling out and they were so all was good. He ended up getting some dry skin during that time so I got a humidifier to try and help with that and it's usually 40-50%. however, now he's...
  7. Quills
    I'm worried my hedgehog might not have enough quills. I got her back at the end of October so roughly 2 months ago. I got her from someone looking to rehome her, I was told she was roughly a year and a half old. Anyways I'm worried she doesn't have enough quills. She doesn't have any bald spots...
  8. Quills
    Hi. My hedgehog Winston has been losing quills. There are now large bald patches. 3 weeks ago he had a major infection and was on oral antibiotics for a week. This caused significant stress, and I attributed the quill loss to the infection. However, the infection has cleared up the quill loss...
  9. 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...
  10. Health
    Hi guys, so i've had Tiggy for nearly 3 weeks now. When i took her to the vets, they noticed this brown lump on her back. They said its probably nothing but to just keep an eye on it and see if it grows etc... Tonight, i gave tiggy a bath and dried her off, when drying her, the mole came off...
  11. Quills
    So, I've taken my hedgehog to the vet last week. He sadly had mites :( but he had no signs and symptoms. But I took him anyways cause I was convinced, and what did ya know, he did have mites. So he got his first dose of Revolution. His quills on his head, looks... interesting. The vet said it...
  12. Quills
    My hedgehogs guilt at the top of his head look like there splitting, not the quill it self but the group of quills. I don't know how to explain this other than if you took a group of people and then separated them into two. Do all hedgehogs have this? he's not losing quills there just moving...
  13. 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...
  14. General Questions
    My hedgehog started to roll or something in his poop, i have discorved him 3 times already where he had his poop stick in his quills. This is new, i have had him for 6 months already. any ideas ? Thank you in advance.
  15. Quills
    Hi everyone. My hedgehog is half white, half dark brown and on the white part of her, there is a very light pink patch. It's so light. I checked her skin to see if she has been bleeding but there's no sign of blood or cracked/dry skin or anything. Is there something wrong with that patch of...
  16. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    This is my third post on hedgehog central now and I haven't gotten one reply... So i hope these posts will at least be insightful for owners who might be seeing these symptons in their hedgies. Kiwi's skin condition has gotten a lot worse and my concern has sky rocketed through the roof... I...
  17. Health
    Hi! I have a four-year-old male hedgehog named Odair. He's been losing quills for some time, but I just thought that was the shedding they do to get their adult quills. (But I'm no expert.) However, the loss has gotten very, very bad. There are quills all over his cage, and he has a very large...
  18. Liners & Cage bedding
    Hello, I recently (approx. 3 weeks ago) changed my hedgehog's bedding from aspen shavings to fleece blankets (and a fleece snuggle sack, and a fleece tunnel, and lots of fleece scraps for burrowing) and I noticed that a lot of quills have been sticking to the fleece. My hedgie is 1.5 years old...
  19. General Questions
    So I've had my hedgehog Rosie for almost 9 months now. She is super social and cuddly and all-around awesome. Never had a problem. But... I got Priscilla 3 weeks ago. She wasn't abused, but she has been bounced around homes after being surrendered to a vet's office. It seems she was fed and...
  20. Quills
    I'm babysitting a hedgehog for a few weeks and i thought i'd learn a little about them. The owners don't know exactly how old she is, but she is at least 3 years and i know that means she can't be quilling. But i noticed she has this balding, dry patch on her back. Why are her quills snapping...
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