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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. 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...
  3. General Questions
    Hi! I am quite new to hedgehogs and got my first one about three days ago. I got Cashew from a woman who didn't want him anymore. I was told he was 8 months and a good boy. Any tips on making him used to me? He hisses but that doesn't bother me... So, I couldn't help but notice now that he...
  4. Skin
    hello, i am a fairly new hedgie owner. i adopted this hedgehog from my friend who was unable to take care of him anymore. they have taken care of him for around 2 months, and he's been in my care for almost 2 months. His exact age is unknown. he has been quilling for the past week and i would...
  5. Skin
    Hello! I am new to the forum and I am seeking advice from any knowledgeable hedgehog owners. Hadley is 6 months old, and I have had her for 4 months. For the past two months she has had extremely dry skin (big flakes falling off) and has been itching like crazy (waking me up about every hour in...
  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. WHS (Wobbly Hedgehog Syndrome)
    My hedgie surprised me with babies about a month ago and 2 of them have staph infections. Ive taken them to the vet already and they've finished their course of antibiotics however it seems as if it's only getting worse. One of the babies, Meiko, had only ONE scab on his leg(it was pretty bad...
  8. Eyes
    My hedgie, Busterbeans, lost his driver side eye due to an accident with his wheel. We had to get surgery to remove the eye, this was in November of last year. Yesterday, I noticed he was up and eating in the morning, which was a red sign because usually he is asleep until around 9pm. When I...
  9. Mites
    Hey everyone! We got Shelby about 3 months ago and so far everything has been great! We used to keep him in the extra room we had in our apartment but have moved him into our room about a week ago, and I have since noticed that he seems to be scratching a lot. He only ever does this when he is...
  10. 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.
  11. 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...
  12. Introductions
    My new hedgehog is 4 months old and I only got him a few days ago. His name is Kai. He has been pooping a very dark green, slimy poop. Is this just because of stress of moving to his new home? He has also been scratching a lot. Is it possible he is quilling? I did the mites test but didn't...
  13. 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...
  14. Skin
    Hi everyone, I'm a new hedgehog owner (got her a week ago) and I'm a bit concerned about the little hedgie. When I saw her at the breeder's, she was kept in the same cage as another female and I noticed that both of them scratched themselves a few times. I brought her home anyway, and she...
  15. Feet and legs
    Hi! First of all, I need to mention that vets in my country (Greece) have no idea about hedgehogs and won't be able to help, so please don't tell me to take her to the vet. :( I have asked several; some say they don't want to treat hedgehogs and some other that they have no experience but could...
  16. Mites
    I'll provide a little background on my hedgie, because I need some reassurance that everything is okay. He has not been running on his wheel, his beloved wheel, for almost two months. About a 6 weeks ago, my hedgie (his name is Brann, as in Stark, Winter is Coming) stopped running. We noticed...
  17. General Questions
    hi , i am new here . and i consider myself a newbie regarding their health please bear with me , my name is shaila i have 2 hedgies they are turning 2 in july this year . so here's the problem . my male hedgie which is pepper . has a yellow discharge on his ears and it smells really bad and...
  18. 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...
  19. Hedgehog Personality and Behaviour
    I have an 8 week old hedge names pickles and he usually does really well at night but this morning around 6 he was acting strange. He wouldn't stop scratching the bottom of his cage. He would go and curl up behind his well and burrow into the ground and scratch the cage. It's a plastic bottom...
  20. 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...
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