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Hey guys,
I just got 2 new beautiful females - and they are my first rats - but I noticed that one of them has small bugs that kind of look like small ants on her head. She also has scabs around her nose and mouth and she is scratching a lot. When I looked this up on google I found that it might be mites (ticks or fleas?) My other rat is not showing any symptoms. Does she actually have fleas / ticks / mites? If so which one? And how should I treat it? Do I have to go to a vet or is there any other way? I will attach a picture down below.. Please help me! Thanks
 

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If you believe them to be blood suckers then you can give your rats the same treatment you'd use for lice and mites. You can see a vet for prescribed meds, though I know some people here have a cheaper home treatment.
 

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Yesterday there were about 7 antish bugs on her head and now there aare none on her forehead but about 5 around her belly.
 
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