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Old 09-17-2018, 07:46 PM   #1
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Default Itchy?

I don't know whether to put this in behavior or here, but Honey seems to have a bit of a itch. I gave her a baby carrot (her favorite treat) and she sat on my hand and ate it, but she didn't even finish it. Instead, she went to her wheel and began itching and squeaking! I tried to get her to stop, but when she got off, I left, and when I came back, she was itching and squeaking again! She was cleaning herself, biting (I think?) at her foot, and using her leg to itch.

I did come into contact with lice a while ago, although I didn't come into contact with her cage. Can she get lice? I didn't think so, but I was just wondering.

Is this concerning? Or does she just have a bit of a itch tonight?

(Also I saw her do it a couple nights back, if that helps anyone- although not this severely.)
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Old 09-17-2018, 07:49 PM   #2
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Also there was a very, very small hard bit of fur on her back, maybe from water (from her water bottle)? Could this have bothered her enough to itch everywhere?
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Old 09-17-2018, 09:55 PM   #3
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Default Re: Itchy?

Keep an eye on the itching & scratching, if it carries on it could be either that she's reacting to something, substrate or food possibly, or she could have a mite problem which would need to be treated by your vet.
Have you changed anything in the cage recently that might be causing her a problem?
The patch of fur on her back sounds as though she may have been rubbing against something, have a check around the cage & watch to see if there is anything she could be rubbing against, also it could be the wheel if it's not big enough for her.
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