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Hi, I'm new and really needing some advice!
I have had my two boys for roughly 5 months and they are both about 6 months old. They are both un-neutered and came from the same breeder, they have never had any trouble before and this is why I'm not sure on what I should do. I have been noticing scabs on Erics shoulders and sometimes the cuts un healed, i think why it could be except from Victor biting him. I know you should spilt rats up as soon as you see blood but they are my only two rats and I have never actually seen them fight or hear them. Victor does occasionally push down Eric and when they are out of the cage playing I do notice victor chases Eric quite often, Eric never seems to squeak and does stand up for himself when this happens. Victor has no signs of cuts or scratches anywhere on his body.
I hope someone can help me out, thank you!!

file:///Users/emilywatts/Pictures/iPhoto Library.photolibrary/Masters/2015/01/26/20150126-154426/IMG_20150119_225507.jpg

They either look like this or more like a slice, it only happens about once every 2-3 weeks but I'm still worried. They do sometimes sleep together and sometimes don't.
Thanks again!
Emily Watts
 

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I can't access the photo. Can you upload it through something like imgur and post the URL?

If it is just scabs, you could have a case of mites. They're easily treated, but are invisible so only diagnosed by scabs behind the ears.

Bites would be "cuts", a straight laceration. Aggressive bites do not usually show on the neck.
 

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IMG_20150119_225507.jpg hi sorry you couldn't see the picture. This is one of the latest ones and the scabs do tend to be around this big, when i first noticed a cut on Eric it was more like a straight line probably about the same deepness.
 

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hi sorry you couldn't see the picture. This is one of the latest ones and the scabs do tend to be around this big, when i first noticed a cut on Eric it was more like a straight line probably about the same deepness.
 

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hi sorry you couldn't see the picture. This is one of the latest ones and the scabs do tend to be around this big, when i first noticed a cut on Eric it was more like a straight line probably about the same deepness.

I can't access the photo. Can you upload it through something like imgur and post the URL?

If it is just scabs, you could have a case of mites. They're easily treated, but are invisible so only diagnosed by scabs behind the ears.

Bites would be "cuts", a straight laceration. Aggressive bites do not usually show on the neck.
 
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