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Hello!

I recently noticed that one of my three rats has about a quarter inch of fur missing from her shoulder, and when I investigated further I found several small red specks on her bald patch. What's with this?

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Sounds like they have mites! Most animals have mites on their skin, but at certain times in their life they will have an outbreak. Get them to a vet if you can and have them treated. I've not yet experienced mites, but I hear that revolution made for kittens is what most rat owners use.
 

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I can't really afford a vet at the moment... Is there anything I can do at home?

And what is this "Revolution made for kittens?"
 

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Definitely sounds like lice or mites. Only way to be sure is to take them to the vet.

Relovlution is a flea and tick treatment like Frontline or k9 Advantix. Sadly it is only available through the vet (in the US anyway).
 

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Update on Cuppy-Cake: The red dots disappeared for a couple days, but her bald patch is getting bigger.


And ok, I'll call the vet and see how much it will cost.
 
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