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dry skin

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I think my hedgie might have dry skin, hes very itchy but only when hes running around and active. He has no redness, no quill loss, no flaking, if anything, mildly pink after he itches but it just goes away.
However he will NOT let me give him a bath and ive only had him for about 2 1/2 weeks so should I just give him the oil? I can just get it at the store correct?
Also, any other basic health concerns, I can't ever hold him or get near him so anything that deals with touching his skin or getting a good look at him never works, so Im super paranoid hes gonna get sick and I won't know. So far so good though, his poops are normal, he sleeps normal, eats normal, just the itchyness bothers me.
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As for bonding meal worms work great just give him a few each day when you get him out and soon he will get that you come with goodys and be happy to see you! as long as you keep playing with him everyday he might be more frendly when he stops quillin. Think of it like teething for hedgies! Also bath time can help with bonding.
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