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Hi all,
We recently got our 1st hedgehog before Christmas. Of course the people at the pet store didn't know how old he is, they guessed about 6 months. However, yesterday he started to lose quills, which I've discovered is called quilling. Is it normal for them to quill past 6 months? The age of our little guy could be inaccurate for all we know. We our just worried that he may be stressed (we switched his bedding from pine shavings to a liner), but there are no other indications of stress (green stools, etc).

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Ashley
~Mommy to Hobbes~
 

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Nancy,
I don't think he has mites, he hardly ever scratches. And we haven't changed the small bag of shavings that we had been using. The quills he is losing are 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch. He weighs about 330 grams. Within the 1st week he got sick and was sneezing a yellow mucus. So we took him to a vet (not specialized in exotic animals unfortunately) and they gave us an antibiotic. Since then he has been very healthy.

Sincerely,
Ashley
~Mommy to Hobbes~
 
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