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Hey guys, lately I've noticed harlow has been losing a lot of quills. In the past few days she's lost 23.
She just got off URI antibiotics 2 weeks ago.. She's been eating and drinking as normal and running on her wheel. Her skin looks normal to me and I haven't noticed anything abnormal about her.
Just wondering if it's the spring weather here and it's like a "shedding" season like other animals.. Or if something is seriously wrong
thanks in advance again!
 

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I don't know how old Harlow is, and I am not an expert, but could it be quilling?
 

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Honestly i dont know howold she is.. i got her from a pet shop.. ( i know, bad idea.)
but i think.. by the looks of it not much older than a year?
 

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Now that you said it..
I do notice her scratching quite a bit. Could this mean mites? Any home remedies i can try before taking her to the vet?
 

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Im not sure about any home remedies for the mites, I think most get the Revolution if this is what it is. But one thing you could do if the itching and quill loss is due to dry skin is give him an Oatmeal Aveeno bath. If you do this though just make sure that the water is not too deep because they can get scared and you want to make sure to keep it out of his face. You probably already know about the bath time thing but I wanted to make sure and say just in case. Hope your hedgie feels better :)
 

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I'm thinking it is mites. We found another 20 quills... I'll give her a bath tommorrow. I'm going to call the vet about mite treatment.
 

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You're welcome for the link! :) I think the vet is a good choice in this situation, too. I hope that Harlow gets better soon!
 

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I'd treat Harlow with Revolution, in case it is mites. She came from a pet shop, and all the pet shop hedgehogs I have seen around here have mites--the pet stores just aren't that careful with the animals they sell and they don't care if they have mites or not.

I think you can get Revolution from your vet without having to take Harlow in for a visit, but if she hasn't been yet, it would be a good time to have her well-hedgie visit.

We aren't sure if the 5 hedgehogs we got from the TX rescue have mites, either, but all 8 of the hedgehogs here are getting treated just in case! We've got the Revolution and will wash everything and treat everyone tomorrow night.
 

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Okay, She has already been in for a checkup. So ill call and get revolution.
Any things i have to worry about if im giving her revolution?
The vet will probably give me directions on what to do.
 
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