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Old 10-09-2015, 11:28 PM   #1
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Hello! So I have just adopted my female syrian 'Bug' (yes I have owned several Syrians in the past), no health concerns for the two weeks I have had her.. Until the past two days. She will not stop scratching, rolling, rubbing on the bars, basically anything to scratch her seemingly itchy skin. I have tried searching for mites (nothing really I could see) but I don't want to completely cross that off the list, as it still has only been 48 hours since this obsessive itching has began. Tonight I am changing her aspen bedding for shredded paper and taking out newer treats to see if that makes any difference.
So I come to you to see if anyone else has come across problems like this, and how you would make their itching stop.

Also, she is a rescue (from an animal hoarding sitation and then taken to a shelter and I took her out of foster care) and was born 4/5 months ago if that helps at all.
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Old 10-09-2015, 11:39 PM   #2
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If changing her bedding doesn't work you really need to take her to the vet. She might have mites. I'm not an expert by any means but I know there are mites on the skin and mites under the skin so you wouldn't necessarily be able to see them. There's been quite a few posts about itching and mites the last few days so worth scanning the healthcare section for other posts about itching.
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Old 10-10-2015, 12:06 AM   #3
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mites are too small to see so you would need to check with a vet to be sure, see how she goes with the change of substrate though, it could be she's a bit sensitive & that may make a difference.
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Old 10-20-2015, 10:10 PM   #4
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I have recently switched her from aspen to (first just shredded paper) care fresh. The itching stopped IMMEDIATELY she is now, once again, my happy and healthy little bug !
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