Bald Belly Hedgie

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Feb 18, 2020
Hey guys, I've had my hedghog for 5.5 years. She's an old lady now. I've noticed she's not eating as much and has lost weight. This could be due to tooth loss but I am unable to look at her teeth. I softened her food with water last night and she ate ALL of it (yay!) but last night I picked her up and noticed from her chin down to the middle of her stomach was completely bald. Think hairless cat bald. It really freaked me's completely bald and now she just has skin on her belly. Because of her old age, I'm a little hesitant to bathe her in something I've never used before. Is the hair loss due to old age? Please help! Also, I have not taken her to the vet. In my opinion, she's old and I'm just trying to make her comfortable


Well-known member
Jan 30, 2019
Southern California
From what I know it could be from a mixture of things...unfortunately all need to be consulted by a vet. It could be as simple as a nutrient deficiency, to mites, to some even say ringworm. Check if she is loosing quills as well if so its probably mites.

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