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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-26-2013, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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Help--Mooshoo and Pancake have mites??

Hey, all.

So, yesterday, we noticed a little scab near Pancake's neck. Today, we noticed two on Mooshoo. We first thought they were fighting (though, they get along really well), but after a quick internet search, I now think they have mites.

Here's the question: HOW did they get them? Their cage is kept meticulously clean. We have a huge metal cage (the 2-story Critter Nation cage just for the 2 of them) and only a very small litter pan. Other than that, there's no bedding aside from a couple of cubes and some felt blankets.

Here's another question: it is Sunday and tomorrow is a holiday. That means we can't talk to our vet until Tuesday. Is there any way to treat them/help them until then? Will they be okay if we don't get medicine until Tuesday?

And finally: If it is coming from the litter (Yesterday's News), are our bunnies in trouble, too? They use the same litter.

Thanks for your help!


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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-27-2013, 05:47 AM
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So no paper or wood based beddings or litter besides YN? Its possible its the YN, but have you added any new toys like that?

Your bunnies will be safe as the buggies only like rats.

Here is an article I created on ectoparasites...

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Nope--nothing wood or paper. Though, every now and then, they steal a paper towel from us and drag it into their house.

We're going to try freezing this batch of YN before using it and see if that helps.

Thanks for this info.


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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-27-2013, 03:21 PM
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Could it be food allergies instead? I've read that the symptoms of both are very similar
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-05-2013, 02:33 PM
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What I do when my rabbits get mites is use vegetable oil. I would imagine this would work similar for your ratties. If anything, try it. I see this post was posted at least a week ago so i'm hoping you already found a solution but if not, try this, not to much, just enough to suffocate the mites.Goodluck.

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