Large bald spot on back with possible scabbing. Help!

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  1. Dec 19, 2018 #1

    Katelyn425

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    I’m a new rat owner but I’ve had them for almost a couple months now and everything has been fine up until this point. But I went to work and was gone all day so they didn’t get out of their cage like they normally do and when I came back I found one of my babies had this bald spot on his back that wasn’t there when I had let them out to play the day before. I have two rats and both of them are males, and they have always been cuddly and kind to each other. I let them out of their cage as much as I can and give them attention and love in their cage a few times a day. They have multiple toys and I just bought them more a few days ago.. I’ve been reading up on it as soon as I noticed the spot and think it was barbering done by the cagemate but I’m unsure.. what can I do to help heal the spot and/or stop this from happening again? Sorry if the photos are bad he doesn’t like me looking at his spot. C06026A9-4B30-431E-9F7C-74FECBFE2219.jpeg B86E5344-52CA-4EF3-AA34-D870F0EE4CEB.jpeg 07C48660-65A7-41FA-8DB6-86C510562E71.jpeg 844B52D2-7773-4441-A1AB-7132D4396D0F.jpeg ECE841E0-45F9-4924-A19C-E36DF5D8291F.jpeg
     
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    Are there tiny scabs? This could be a mite issue. I would do a treatment with Revolution and if it doesn't clear up, it might be pyoderma, a skin infection. I'd see a vet.
     
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    There's no small scabbs just some kind of orangeish/brown spots that aren't raised. Where could I find Revolution at?
     
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    A vet can prescribe it.
     
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    Lots of times of times you'll beable to feel the scabs under their chins. They usually get them from their bedding. You need to freeze it for 48-72 hours before using.
     
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