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New Hedgie Mom

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Hi I'm a new Hedgie Mom I've had her about 3 day's now. She's not a baby she is about 1 and a half. And her name is Shelby.

She's just starting to warm up to me. she will let me pick her up (after I gave her a bath).
Which brings me to my question the store didn't have any "Kitten shampoo" so I gave her a bath with Johnsons head to toe baby wash. Since it's mild and would burn her eye's if she got water in them. so is it OK to wash her in the baby wash? or do I need to get kitten shampoo?
Her ears had dry skin on them and the baby wash is moisturizing so I thought it would help her.
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I wouldn't use the baby wash. Even though baby things say for babies, they are often harsh and drying to the skin. Human unscented Aveeno Oatmeal body wash is good for hedgehogs.

For the edges of her ears you can you either vasaline, bag balm, human nipple cream, vitamin E oil or flax seed oil. Rub it on the edges of her ears daily and after about a week the rough edges will start to pull off.

Congratulations on your new girl. :D
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