I just brought home 2 rescue boys. They've been at their foster home for quite a while though. I noticed when they were sitting on me that they had little red bugs on them. They didn't jump, just crawled. I'm a little upset that I was given rats with a problem, but that is neither here nor there. Their coats are really really thin and I spotted them right away. They should have been spotted sooner (unless they were never really handled, which would make me even more upset) But my real question is does any one know what these are? If you know what they are do I need a special shampoo or do I need to get them to a vet for medication? I could try giving them a regular bath to see if it helps - but their fur is so thin that I don't want them getting sick from the cold. Any help would be greatly appreciated.