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Home remedy for mites

Post by Skyblue » Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:55 am

Will coconut oil get rid of lice or mites on my pet rat.

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Re: Home remedy for mites

Post by cyber ratty » Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:39 am

No. Just get a product containing ivermectin (e.g. beaphar spot on from a pet shop, or harkamectin from rat rations) to eradicate lice, and reduce levels of mites. :luck:

Rats will always have some mites (invisible to the naked eye), but they shouldn't cause a problem unless the rat is under the weather for some other reason.

Lice can be picked up directly or indirectly from other rats, and can be seen as small moving brownish things (often at the base of the rump by the tail), and will leave nit cases on the hair shafts.

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Re: Home remedy for mites

Post by Dutchie » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:37 am

I hope it's okay if I ask my question here:
My youngest rats are 3 months old now. The group has been scratching extensively so I want to use ivermectin ( a product from beaphar)
Is it safe for the youngest three?

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Re: Home remedy for mites

Post by cyber ratty » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:39 pm

Yes, I treat kittens at 6 weeks (preventative in case of parasitic bronchitis), so 3 months is fine.

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Re: Home remedy for mites

Post by Dutchie » Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:10 pm

Thank you! :girly:

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