Okay so I have a pet Rat named Hope and she seems to be violently itching herself on her sides and face. Its forming a row of individual scabs ling one side that I can see when I bathe on her back and she will itch her face when I bathe her and I see blood on her hands and snout when she does. Is this normal or should I be concerned?

  • What do you mean "when I bathe her"? Rats a clean animals and clean themselves fine only if health allows them (their hands and legs are fine) and if they have a clean cage.
    – Picard
    Commented Jan 8, 2018 at 6:49
  • @Picard yes but you still need to bath them and her cage is clean
    – Amoeba
    Commented Jan 8, 2018 at 19:33
  • Have you been to the vet yet? Maybe it is some kind of an insect or some fungal infection. Usually I don't bath my rats and they have no such health problems.
    – Picard
    Commented Jan 9, 2018 at 7:34
  • @Picard yes he said that he didn't see anything wrong, also im glad you don't have to bath it's just my rat starts to get bald spots without bathing
    – Amoeba
    Commented Jan 9, 2018 at 7:37
  • Hopefully I didn't have this problem with any of my rats. I'd ask another vet for an opinion.
    – Picard
    Commented Jan 9, 2018 at 8:18


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