So I've had my pet rat for 2 months now and when we first got her she had a tiny scab on the back of her neck. It wasn't a big deal, but now she has a huge scab that I constantly see her biting and scratching at, along with 2 or 3 other scabs that she's constantly picking at. She's in a cage by herself, so I know it's her doing it and I'm really worried that one of the cuts will get infected.

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    You probably need to visit your vet. It could be allergies and/or fleas. Use caution with self treatment as an example some flea treatments ok for dogs can be fatal to rabbits Nov 1, 2018 at 12:23
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    I agree that you should let a vet have a look at her. It could be a parasite, an allergy, dry skin or something completely different that we won't be able to diagnose in this forum.
    – Elmy
    Nov 1, 2018 at 12:24
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    I would also bring the rat to the vet. But, for the immediate problem, they also make Elizabethan collars aka cones of shame for rats.
    – Kai
    Nov 1, 2018 at 16:51

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She probably has fleas or a skin problem bothering her, I would 100% bring her to the vet and get that checked out.

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