Hey all, I'm new to this forum. I recently adopted a hedgehog from a friend who didn't want to take care of it anymore. Apparently his poor care lead to worse things including mites. His skin when I first got him was flakey but I didn't see anything moving. Now today when I checked him it was indeed mites. My friend owns her own hedgehog and has mite stuff so I will be starting his treatment tomorrow which is good but I am curious if these mites are contagious to other animals, more specifically rats, reptiles and dogs. I don't think they are reptile contagious. I can't see any on my rat or dog but they are a lot harder to find on hairy animals. The mites on the hedgie are white specks, I assuming from his bedding since my friend kept him on aspen shavings since he got him. I have read that these mites are similar to the mites that cause mange in dogs which is why I'm concerned, especially since my dog sleeps next to my hedgehogs cage. Advice please.