Hello! I got baby rats that were about 3 weeks old they are now around about a month old. When i brought them home i noticed small scabs on both of guts ears and 1 on griffiths ear. and the fur on the back of their necks was a little thin.. i gave it a couple days to monitor and chalked it up to them playing a little rough. the scabs are healing up on the ears. taking a while because they like to scratch them off. i was using vetericyn plus (antimicrobial hydrogel) on the ears but it seemed to make them want to scratch and clean their ears more causing the scabs to reopen, so ive left them be for the past week or so. my main concern is the fur on the back of both of their necks? could this just be barbering? will it grow back? and should i be concerned? i separated them for a couple of days to give the ears time to heal, but they were missing each other like crazy so ive put them back together. They are playing and acting normal, no strange behaviors. should i be concerned about the seemingly rough play? they never seem to be in pain and they like to be around each other, so i would hate to have to separate them permanently. I have attached pictures from when they were younger until now.
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