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So i finally found evidence of mites on Vex. A few quills that have fallen out had an orange caking on the base, so i split the caking open and started to see movement. I then took vex and did an at home skin scraping with the back of a knife and threw the skin under a microscope i have in my room. Sure enough this is the first time i have seen evidence of the mites. (It is not a strong microscope, maybe 10x from when i was a kid (12 years old) but i definitely saw something move) It seems they are only affecting **the edges of ** his ears **and** the right hand side of his brow (primary location of quill loss).

Anyway, I am going to purchase and use revolution for cats, but i do have one question. From http://www.dogsoftherevolution.com/defa ... It%20Works it shows that only the dog formula of Revolution kills sarcoptic mites. I was wondering what the chances of a hedgehog having sarcoptic mites, and if the cat formula will actually deal with these?

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If he has mites in his ears, you are going to need something different than Revolution. I'd take him to the vet.
 

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sorry. It's not mites IN his ears. His ears are just jagged. Inside his ears look fine, it was just the edges that looked torn up. He doesn't mind me touching his ears, and i cannot see anything in them using a flashlight. No puss or discharge of any sorts, and they look fine on the inside. They are not crusty at all, but just look like they are jagged on the edges.

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I would take him to the vet anyway if is so easy for a hedgehog to overdose on meds and with out a vet you will have no way to know the right dose fro your hedgie. You should never try to treat your pet at home unless you are a vet yourself I am a strong believer that if you can not afford the vet then do NOT get a pet. But im not saying you cant afford it just that its in the hedgies best interest to see a vet asap! good luck!
 

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Ear fingers are most often just a gunk buildup. Using an unscented moisturizer such bag balm, human nipple cream, vitamin E oil, or flax seed oil and rub it in nightly and within a week the gunk should pull off.
 

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Not sure. Does it have a scent to it? If so, then I wouldn't risk it. Vasaline also works well.
 

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ya it has a smell to it. I'll jsut use the vitamin E/Flax Seed oil i have laying around.

Can Vit E oil go bad? I know flax seed can.

How should i apply it. Just put some on my fingers and rub it in, or use a Q-tip and rub it on his ears?
 

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I use lanolin (human nipple cream) for Inky's ears to keep them healthy (well, that's my excuse to rub his ears :lol: ) and I just put a tiny bit on my finger, and rub it in. If Vex doesn't like the idea, you can rub a Q-Tip in whatever it is you're using, and try to apply it that way. Doing it while he's in the bath sometimes helps too.
 

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Sorry, but going back to the original question, i was wondering myself what would be the correct revolution to buy and the dosage?

Henry doesn't have mites at the moment but I spoke to my vet (who knows more about european hedgehogs to be honest) about revolution and she had never heard of it! :oops:

Any other suggestions would be fine i just don't want Henry to have that injection.
 

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Most people buy the cat or kitten formula then use a drop or two behind the ear or between the shoulder blades. Definitely try to get that instead of the ivermectin injections if you ever have to deal with mites.
 
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