Can newspaper cause my rat to be itchy?

RattoPazzo

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hi everyone!
I've been using newspaper for a year now at least to give my rats as nesting material (along with other stuff). One of may rats, 2.1 years old, is getting very itchy, stopping frequently to have a good scratch. She has been doing it for a few weeks but no scabs have emerged and her fur looks shiny and clean.
could it be the nesting material? like some allergy?
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It could be. Try putting her on a different bedding to see if there's any changes. Usually there will be changes on the skin too.
 

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sorry for the late reply
ok, I'll do a deep clean this week and look if anything changes
her skin looks clear to me, as dose her fur, maybe it's become a tic?
 

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