This little girl... Mites?

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This little girl... Mites?

Post by Blessed on Fri 14 Sep 2018, 10:42 am

Hello! I'm back publicly briefly, to try and find out as soon as possible, if possible, what might be the cause of my new little girl's thin fur. I got an ASF rat baby yesterday, and she and lots of other babies were crammed in a tank (they're feeders only, but I only buy animals as pets), and several of them had thin(ning) fur...especially on their faces and heads, and my little girl REALLY has thin fur on her belly! I'm not sure if her fur is thin because of her age, like maybe it just needs more time to come in thicker, or if she has mites, or what. I don't see any black spots or anything like that on the back of her ears and neck, or anywhere on her. But if she does have them, I wouldn't be surprised, because they did have cedar shavings as their bedding. Or could she have lice? (I don't really think she does, though). I guess other possible reasons for the thin hair could be some sort of allergy to something? Do any of you have suggestions? Do you need to see a picture? Undecided

Edited to add: She *seems* to scratch herself a lot, too.
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Post by Peachy on Fri 14 Sep 2018, 2:05 pm

Thin fur on her belly is most likely from the bedding. Cedar is awful stuff, I'd see how much she approves while off it and then tackle mites and possible food allergies.

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Post by Blessed on Sat 15 Sep 2018, 11:34 pm

Thanks for the help! :-) I have the little girl and Natalie on paper bedding similar to Carefresh's. I haven't seen her scratch as much today, or yesterday, I believe, and we examined her closely, and I'm now doubting she has mites or lice, thank God. Very Happy So I'm not too concerned anymore about her, but thank you again!

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