Rosie actually went to the vets last week, as her eye has started to close up and her face is flaking and dry, and the vet has given her medication for ringworm (but he’s not really sure what it is) so keep your fingers crossed for her. :(
(we’ve moved her away from the other hedgehogs as ringworm is contagious)
If you notice any flaking or dryness on your hedgehogs face or around the eyes I would suggest going to the vets a.s.a.p because a lot of illnesses start off as something small like that.
However if they have flaking on their backs it usually is just dry skin and should first be treated by an oatmeal bath, unless you notice quill loss/hair loss and/or blisters
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Wow I honestly didn’t know that! Thank you for this message - as far as we were concerned anything like that was just cleaning!
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Not sure if this was a serious question but okay, first things first i’ve never heard of a masturbating hedgehog. I’m sure he was just cleaning but if he’s doing it excessively then take him to see a specialist, do you use wood shavings? those can get stuck in hedgehog privates so he may have a problem which could also even explain the irritability.
But that aside you should consider how old he is.. i’d say if hedgehogs were to go through a puberty stage it would be during quilling - but it’s not like human puberty. It’s just the transition from baby hedgie into adult hedgie. They begin quilling at around 8-10 weeks and it causes them to be very very grumpy. If this is the case then I would recommend giving him a bath and putting a small teaspoon of vegetable oil into the water and ensuring the water gets over his back - they get extremely dry skin during quilling and the pain and itchyness makes them really cranky.
Quilling lasts a few months usually but you will have about a month of it being really bad - quills being everywhere and hedgehog being really grumpy but it does end eventually.
If he’s not quilling then I can only really suggest handling techniques such as only picking him up when he’s already awake, sleepy hedgehogs are always grumpy. Or you can wake him up at the same time every day which is very effective and can decrease grumpyness ALOT as they will get into a routine. Giving treats when handled, etc. He may just be going through a grumpy stage so just make sure he’s handled regularly and talk to him more. I think if he’s licking his bits alot then get it looked at but I don’t think it’s abnormal for them to clean now and again. Hope this helps!
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My little Louie chilling after a quick bath. He likes them more now that he realized he gets meal worms afterward,lol
sorry about the lack of posts, will be making up for it tonight, we both went back to college so its been really busy, hope everyones good x