Hedgiepets: I have tried the olive oil - in fact I usually give him a little olive oil rinse after each bath. Still flaky...
Stephanie76: Thanks so much for your incredibly detailed response. I think I should perhaps just have him checked out by the vet. He seems back on track with his eating and drinking - it's just his flaky quill loss left. But as I said he has not scratched once!
krbshappy71: Andre and I are terrible with plants - we love them and tried keeping them unfortunately we just end up killing them
But I think I'll give the humidifier a go, I use one every night for my asthma so maybe I'll lend him to him for a little while.
Thanks SO much for replying to my post - it is so appreciated!