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    A few days ago I saw that my girl Twinky has a bald spot behind her ear.
    At first I thought she got it from playing with the other girl Pebbles, when
    they have their little play-fights. But it wasn't bloody and didn't appear to be
    tender or scabby. We touched the spot and she didn't mind at all.
    She doesn't scratch it a lot either, so I don't know if it could be mites or
    lice.
    I waited for a few days now, in the hopes the fur would just grow back and
    everything would be fine. But it doesn't seem like any fur is coming back.
    Do rats have super slow fur growth?

    Anyway, I attached a picture so you guys can see it and hopefully help me
    how she got that and if I have to do something.



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    It's probably barbering if the skin is perfect. You may have a barberer in your mischief :P

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    Thanks!!!
    That's interesting. I didn't know about all this.
    As long as she's not hurt and it's nothing to be really concerned about.

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    she will be fine my rat barbers her fur on her legs all the time
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    Quote Originally Posted by cami
    she will be fine my rat barbers her fur on her legs all the time
    I wonder if that is due to boredom of being alone. (I think she's a lone rat?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stace87
    Quote Originally Posted by cami
    she will be fine my rat barbers her fur on her legs all the time
    I wonder if that is due to boredom of being alone. (I think she's a lone rat?)
    If she's a lone rat it very well could be. They can become bored and neurotic.

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    @Carina- Did you ever figure out the source of your rat's bald spot? My rat has one that looks just like your picture and I'm wondering where to start. Her sister doesn't have bald spots so I think I'm ruling out mites. Any advice?

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    This is a very old thread and will be locked. I encourage you to create a new thread for your questions

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