Dry Skin Treatments

Dry Skin Treatments

Treatment Overview The first step in treatment is to look at a clean, completely dry hedgehog. Our Bathing Articles describe an oatmeal bath, how to bathe your hedgehog, dead skin removal, and simple skin care tips. Various owners and breeders treat simple dry skin... Read More
Causes Of Dry Skin

Causes Of Dry Skin

In order to treat the dry skin, it is necessary to understand potential causes of the problem. Several factors may contribute to the dryness, but the problem will not be completely eliminated without treating the specific problem. Quilling Varying degrees of quill... Read More
Overview Of The Skin

Overview Of The Skin

Healthy Skin The epidermis and dermis are the two primary mammalian skin layers. The epidermis is the topmost layer is the selectively permeable skin barrier. It is called the dead skin layer, which provides waterproofing and serves as a barrier to damage. The dermis... Read More
Mites & Other Ectoparasites

Mites & Other Ectoparasites

General Information The information below is not meant to scare you but to make you aware of this common problem. With proper diagnosis and treatment mites can be eradicated with little more trouble than a minor inconvenience. According to Heidi Hoefer, in Clinical... Read More
Quilling

Quilling

The Process of Quilling There are times when a hedgehog will shed large numbers of quills and replace shed ones with new ones.  This process is called quilling. The quilling process is different than the replacement of spines that are lost individually. Quilling is a... Read More
Acclimation To New Home

Acclimation To New Home

Right From the Start When your hedgehog gets home you will want to let it acclimate to its new cage. Make sure it is warm, comfortable, and able to find its food dish and water bottle. The water level should be placed so that the tip of the bottle is the... Read More
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