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my girls are angry with me at the moment because i oiled them all (with olive oil, not car oil, haha!!) i discovered the little girls have mites, so i sprayed with mite spray a couple of times (and gave the cages a good clean out), but some of them survived. i tried to remove the remaining mites with tweezers but of course, i couldnt see the eggs, so i decided to oil all the girls to smother the mites and their eggs. they are not happy campers and all have their backs turned to me, but hopefully there wont be any more mites.
 

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That is a funny mental picture.
 

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Maybe it's different in Aus, but here mite/flea/tick sprays are pretty much useless :/
 

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I agree, and it is disappointing.

Whenever I get a new rat (permanently or to foster) I take them to work with me and get a skin scraping. That way you can treat accordingly and most accurately...
 

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Night said:
Maybe it's different in Aus, but here mite/flea/tick sprays are pretty much useless :/
the spray killed the mites but didnt destroy all the eggs.

they look like scarecrows today, but are definitely much happier, especially cirrus, as she had the biggest problem with the mites.
 
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