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Really concerned for Mentor Teacher's Hedgehog

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I'm fairly new to the forums and was asking a few weeks ago about my future hedgie. Well the hedgehog that re-sparked my interest is really sick (I think).

He's my mentor teacher's hedgehog. (I'm a student teacher.) The last few days as I've been observing, I've been holding him and socializing him. He's a year old and went through quilling (according to my MT) around 4 months old. But as I've been holding him, I noticed a HUGE bald spot in the middle of his head and he's lost several quills while I've been holding him.

I'm really concerned. I've pointed this out to my mentor teacher, but she doesn't seem concerned. Any ideas of what could be wrong? I'm working on convincing her to take him to the vet.

Thanks in advance.

-Worried future hedgie mom
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Hey and welcome!

The huge bald spot you are seeing is completely normal. All hedgies have it, it's called a "reverse mohawk" and is a part of the ring of muscles that helps hedgies ball up.

The losing quills is not normal though. Hopefully you can convince your MT to take him to the vet, or at least try and see what is causing it.

Good luck and hope he improves!
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