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Post by elissandytoes on Mon 20 May 2019, 12:48 pm

Hi
Over the past few days I’ve noticed a scab on my male mouses back and today he’s grown a red spot on his neck. He isn’t acting any different and doesn’t seem to be in pain at the moment.
He is nearing 2 years old so I understand illnesses a likely but I’m just wondering what this is and if it’s painful for him?
I have looked everywhere and google is saying it’s mites, although there’s no way he’s contracted mites... unless there’s another way?
If anyone has any idea what this is or what I can do about it I would be grateful:))
Thanks
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Post by chiroptera on Tue 21 May 2019, 2:12 am

Have you recently got new bedding? Shocked It's possible mites could have come in in a bag of bedding - OR if you've switched him to a new type of bedding he hasn't been on before, he might have an allergy.

Similarly, have you switched up his food? It could, again, be an allergic reaction

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Post by elissandytoes on Tue 21 May 2019, 10:32 am

@chiroptera wrote:Have you recently got new bedding? Shocked It's possible mites could have come in in a bag of bedding - OR if you've switched him to a new type of bedding he hasn't been on before, he might have an allergy.

Similarly, have you switched up his food? It could, again, be an allergic reaction

Thanks for replying Smile
No, I haven’t changed his diet or bedding (not recently anyway).
Do you recommend me taking him to the vets?

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Post by elissandytoes on Tue 21 May 2019, 4:48 pm

I was also wondering if the mites can travel to me? Thank you

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Post by CallaLily on Fri 24 May 2019, 11:05 am

I would treat for mites. It’s very common for them. Often they have them all along but don’t show signs until they become ill or age. If not mites, then something causing him to be itchy - allergy, too much protein, etc.  There’s a page here on the forum that goes over how to treat mites and lice, as well as about itchy mice in general.

No, they won’t pass to you. Smile

Edit: here is the thread: http://www.petmousefanciers.com/t17-itching-hair-loss-and-parasites.

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Post by elissandytoes on Sun 26 May 2019, 6:49 am

Thank you so much Smile

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Post by elissandytoes on Sun 26 May 2019, 8:21 am

Okay so I put ivermectin on him (the recommended dose) and he seems to be itching more? Is this normal or is he allergic?

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