Oatmeal Baths for Dry Skin

Oatmeal Baths for Dry Skin

Last Updated on November 6, 2022. If your hedgehog has dry skin an oatmeal bath might just be the soothing relief your hedgehog needs.  The colloidal properties of oatmeal can be a great relief for dry, flaky, itchy skin (for you or your hedgehog!). What You Will Need... Read More
Obesity & Obesity Complications

Obesity & Obesity Complications

Last Updated on October 26, 2022.    Many veterinarians will agree that one of  the most common medical problem seen in captive hedgehogs is obesity and obesity related problems. Cause Diet A few hedgehog enthusiasts discourage limiting a hedgehog’s food and claim... Read More
Overview Of The Skin

Overview Of The Skin

Last Updated on November 6, 2022. Healthy Skin The epidermis and dermis are the two primary mammalian skin layers. The epidermis is the topmost layer of the selectively permeable skin barrier. It is called the dead skin layer, which provides waterproofing and serves... Read More
Quilling

Quilling

Last Updated on November 9, 2022. 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 from the replacement of spines that are... Read More
Respiratory Illness and Infection

Respiratory Illness and Infection

Last Updated on November 8, 2022. Respiratory Infections can quickly become life threatening if not treated at the first signs of illness. Respiratory infections can be viral or bacterial in nature. Respiratory disease can range from a mild upper respiratory problem... Read More
Scratching

Scratching

Last Updated on August 27, 2022. Bed Head Hedgehogs often scratch a bit when they first wake up or after they are handled. One might compare this scratching to fluffing out a “bed head” hairdo. Hedgehogs’ skin may also feel tight or need to be scratched when their... Read More
Signs Of Good Health

Signs Of Good Health

Last Updated on November 1, 2022. The following is a list of things to observe both in selecting a hedgehog as a pet and as a way to identify potential problems with your pet. Eyes Check their eyes to make sure they are bold, clear, round, and bright. The eyes should... Read More
Urogenital Health Issues

Urogenital Health Issues

Last Updated on November 8, 2022. Genital Irritations It is important to watch for any signs of irritation and clean this area as soon as an irritation is detected. Hedgehogs are very low to the ground and so both male and female hedgehogs can get bedding stuck to... Read More
Warming Up A Cold Hedgehog

Warming Up A Cold Hedgehog

Last Updated on November 10, 2013. A hedgehog that is cold or feels cool to the touch is in serious danger. Captive bred hedgehogs are not accustomed to hibernation and can die from, what to them is, an unnatural torpor. Warming up a hedgehog too quickly can do more... Read More
Wobbly Hedgehog Syndrome

Wobbly Hedgehog Syndrome

Last Updated on November 8, 2022. What is Wobbly Hedgehog Syndrome? VIDEO.:  Understanding WHS… Please WATCH Wobbly Hedgehog Syndrome (WHS) is a degenerative disease affects the nervous system of both African pygmy (Alterix sp) and European (Erinaceus europaeus)... Read More
Zoonosis vs. Anthroponosis

Zoonosis vs. Anthroponosis

Last Updated on November 8, 2022. Zoonosis is the ability for an animal to pass a disease to a human. Anthroponosis is the ability for a human to pass a disease to an animal. At this time, this is the list of reported diseases that have been passed to humans from a... Read More
Zoonotic Diseases

Zoonotic Diseases

Last Updated on November 1, 2022. Illness Potential To Humans Zoonotic diseases are diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans. Any animal has the potential to transmit illness to humans, just like humans can spread contagious diseases to other humans.... Read More
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