pet health


Question by  kala (21)

How can I stop my rat from losing its hair?

My rat is losing its hair.


Answer by  Erica95 (323)

If your rat is a light color this may be due to a genetic trait in which case the best you can do is to keep the bare area protected. You can switch her to newspapers or paper towels so that her skin doesn't get irritated.


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

You need to see a vet. This could be sensitivity to bedding, dryness, psychological , he needs different nutrition, he has mites, only your vet can tell you.


Answer by  rbiales (3441)

When rats lose their hair there is often an infection involved. A small animal health care center can be a support for your rat, even a rat can benefit from having a vet that knows them well. A dusting with diatomacious earth can stop any fleas or other infestation that might be causing itching.


Answer by  Natasha (83)

It depends on why your rat is losing hair. It could be an allergy to food or bedding,skin infection, parasites (mites or lice), poor nutrition, or over-grooming due to stress. If you cannot pinpoint and resolve the issue, you will need the help of a vet specializing in exotics.


Answer by  katharine (3981)

Your rat might have a skin disease, or it could be really stresses out and is pulling its hair out. It could also be malnourished and that's why it is losing its hair. You need to figure out exactly why your rat it losing its hair in order to stop it.

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