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I think my hedgehog has ear mite but I am not sure how she would have gotten them as she hasnt been outside yet. Her ears look sort of chewed on. I am planning on taking her to the vet to get it checked out, but I thought I would try and get an idea of what it was before going in to the vet. What kind of treatment would they give her for ear mites, I read that symptoms could be her tilting her head to one side, which she isnt doing, her ears have looked a little dry and rigid from the day she came home.. any help would be appreciated.
 

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I think my hedgehog has ear mite but I am not sure how she would have gotten them as she hasnt been outside yet. Her ears look sort of chewed on. I am planning on taking her to the vet to get it checked out, but I thought I would try and get an idea of what it was before going in to the vet. What kind of treatment would they give her for ear mites, I read that symptoms could be her tilting her head to one side, which she isnt doing, her ears have looked a little dry and rigid from the day she came home.. any help would be appreciated.
Do you by chance bathe her? I bathe my hedgehog with oatmeal baths like Aveeno for babies, which both moisturize their skin and rid their skin/quills/fur of any bugs or mites.

If you don't bathe her, do consider it, it really helps their health. Good luck!
 

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Many young hedgies come from the breeder or pet shop and already have tiny skin mites on their ears. Years ago we treated this with a tiny drop of Ivermectin, but it is best to check with your vet for a proper diagnosis.
Is the animal on dust-free and very clean bedding?
good luck !
 
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