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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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I got mike 10 days ago and he was never in a ball, but would huff and pop whenever i tried to take him out. He wouldnt let me pet him either, but I could hold him. He slowly got better everyday and now **** let me get him without huffing, **** play and run around, and he sleeps on me when hes out- **** actively seek me out, then lay down and fall asleep- and he likes when i pet him while hes sleeping. If I am not petting him,he will nudge me. It takes a while, but they come around... just be patient and more persistent and shell bond with you :)
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