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    Default Help identifying cause of hair loss

    Peeps is missing some hair on his back. I first noticed it yesterday. I can't determine if it's from another squirrel (maybe his brother) grabbing him or if it's from a parasite. There isn't any broken skin. His brother just returned yesterday after being gone for 3 weeks. The spot seemed a little smaller yesterday morning. His brother hung around for most of the day. I did not see them wrestling or interacting.

    I have NOT recently treated him with Revolution. I have both Revolution and Ivermectin. If Ivermectin is recommended I will need dosing. He weighs approx 375-400 gr.
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    Default Re: Help identifying cause of hair loss

    Does he have a wheel? A couple years ago I had a wheel that was to small for my flyer, so his back hit the thing in the midddle, and all his fur got rubbed off. This looks similar to that time.
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    Default Re: Help identifying cause of hair loss

    No wheel. He's an outside released squirrel. Thanks for responding, though.

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