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Lala7

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I noticed that my rabbit has been getting scabs on his back. While one is healing he gets another. I don't think this is mites because I've had an outbreak of fur mites a few years ago and this is different. The scabs are about a centimeter big and I think he's gotten 3 or 4 so far.
What could this be?
 

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Are there any scabs on his bottom or in his private areas? If not then I would lean towards mites or fleas. I would take him to the vet just to make sure. And I don't know if you take him to a rabbit savvy vet or not but if it does end up being fleas just make sure they don't give him frontline or anything like that. The only one that I know of that is safe is Revolution but let me double-check on that. I'm no vet or anything but the only things that I have heard of causing scabs are rabbit syphilis (but it doesn't sound like that if there are no scabs on the face or private areas), fleas, and mites. I could be missing something but these are the most common things that I have heard of (Even still I hardly ever hear of a case of rabbit syphilis) I don't want to scare you I am just trying to inform you. But definitely go to the vet.
 

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Are there any scabs on his bottom or in his private areas? If not then I would lean towards mites or fleas. I would take him to the vet just to make sure. And I don't know if you take him to a rabbit savvy vet or not but if it does end up being fleas just make sure they don't give him frontline or anything like that. The only one that I know of that is safe is Revolution but let me double-check on that. I'm no vet or anything but the only things that I have heard of causing scabs are rabbit syphilis (but it doesn't sound like that if there are no scabs on the face or private areas), fleas, and mites. I could be missing something but these are the most common things that I have heard of (Even still I hardly ever hear of a case of rabbit syphilis) I don't want to scare you I am just trying to inform you. But definitely go to the vet.


I just checked and he doesnt have any scabs around his face or private area. I dont really think its mites because ive dealt with that before and this doesnt look the same at all. Plus, i have another rabbit in a hutch next to his and im always petting both of them so if it were mites it would've been passed along a while ago.
In the past i treated the mites with revolution, and i think i have one tube left from that.
Ive never dealt with fleas before so i dont know how contagious those are but i didnt see any on him either (but again, i dont know how easy it is to spot fleas).
 

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