Our little rat Stumpy had a little scab by her shoulder blades a few weeks ago and we thought it might have been a little scrap between her and her sister Binka.
We had Binka put to sleep last week because she lost a lot of weight and wasn't eating. The vet checked her over afterwards and said she had a mass inside and it's what made her so ill.
We took Stumpy along too because she has a little growth on her side but they said it's all fine.
Anyway, the scab hasn't healed much and she's got a couple more and a bit of hair loss around them and since she's on her own now it's definitely not fighting.
Could it be mites and is it safe to treat her for them just on the chance it could be?
Also, what's the best way to treat her for them?
She's a family pet so I said I'd come and ask you lovely people as my mum and dad aren't too sure on the best way to sort it.