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Hello! I have a male hedgehog, 15 weeks old. I am wondering whether he's experiencing mites.
Martin's ears are normal, but I can hear him scratch at himself for a few seconds frequently at night. He loses 2-5 quills a day and all have the white ball at the end. I can see new quills poking up but I can't help but be concerned.
 

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Sounds fine. Unless his scratching is constant and frantic, I wouldn't be worried. You could check out his skin - if you see lots of stationary skin flakes, an oatmeal bath and/or flaxseed oil could help. 2-5 quills is within the daily normal.
 
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