Pet store employees often don't know much about the animals they are selling. A Petsmart employee recently tried to tell me 10 week old rats were 'about a year old.'rrats said:Well see we went to petsmart and asked about getting a cage mate and she said that it wouldn't be a good idea because they might fight since there from two different breeds.
I think the neck/head area is where the scabs are most often seen (easiest to reach to scratch, I'd assume). So that doesn't meant they aren't elsewhere, that's just where he can get to them.Phobie said:Hm, my Addo has scabs on both sides of his neck but nowhere else. We have visited the vet many times recently concerning this, once he had antibiotics and today he had his SECOND mite treatment.
The vet was very reluctant to put it down to mites, simply because it wasn't all over the body. Addo IS itching, however.
Is it possible mites are just on his neck? Seems strange to me. We have Edgar also (another male rat) but he is living in QT (AGAIN) since he has been ill since we rescued him.