Image 1 of 1
**ALL ROUND PICTURES FROM SOLARPIX.COM**.**NO UK NEWSPAPER PUBLICATION**.**UK MAGAZINE & SUPPLEMENT PUBLICATION ONLY** AND NO PUBLICATION IN AUSTRALIA, FRANCE, GERMANY, ITALY AND SCANDINAVIA** .Spud the hedgehog first hit the headlines in March this year due to a rare skin condition that made him completely spineless...A world wide request for ideas for treatment resulted in a flood of potions and suggestions.  Some of the more bizarre included: .* Making him a wig out of Cactus .* Urinating on him! .* Crocodile Oil .* Japanese Hair Tonic .* Wheat Germ Oil .* Liquid Parafin .* Reiki and Crystal Healing .* To keep him away from Radio waves .* Pure Australian Emu Oil .* Bach Flower Remedies .* Moisterising cream for men..Everyday he was given a mixture of new veterinary drugs and remedies plus a warm bath and a massage with baby oil by nurses at St Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital in Bucks. Eventually his skin started to clear up and he began growing spines again...He now appears to be enjoying his new coat of prickles and is making a good recovery...'He's looking good,' said a spokesman for the sanctuary in Buckinghamshire. 'He doesn't feel embarrassed about his state any more.'..This pic: Spud before and after the treatment..JOB REF: 9490 SFE       DATE: 13_07_2009.**MUST CREDIT SOLARPIX.COM OR DOUBLE FEE WILL BE CHARGED**.**ONLINE USAGE FEE GBP 50.00 PER PICTURE - NOTIFICATION OF USAGE TO PHOTO @ SOLARPIX.COM**.**CALL SOLARPIX : +34 952 811 768 or LOW RATE FROM UK 0844 617 7637**