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    Question Fur on tip of tail missing

    Hi. My little Fluff A Nutter who will be 1 at the end of this month has just lost all the hair on the tip of his tail..It looks like a rat tail..... I know it is not mites or mange but from what I am reading in a few other places is that it could also be a an auto immune issue. He gets Henrys Healthy Bites along with a healthy diet and a variety of fabulous foods and there is no hair loss on any other part of his body. I have an older squirrel that is 5 yrs old and never lost his tail fur or any fur to be exact. Any ideals to help solve his little issue? He was rescued out of a yard while a dog was tossing him and his 4 siblings around like toys when I saved him... the other 3 males passed away... his sister is well and doing fine... he did have a rough start and I was getting close in releasing him when just over night he developed a naked tail..... I play with both everyday, clean out cages everyday, they run, hide nuts, play, jump and it literally was overnight that the tip of tail turned naked. Any thoughts or ideals is much appreciated.

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    Default Re: Fur on tip of tail missing

    Quote Originally Posted by missieann View Post
    Hi. My little Fluff A Nutter who will be 1 at the end of this month has just lost all the hair on the tip of his tail..It looks like a rat tail..... I know it is not mites or mange but from what I am reading in a few other places is that it could also be a an auto immune issue. He gets Henrys Healthy Bites along with a healthy diet and a variety of fabulous foods and there is no hair loss on any other part of his body. I have an older squirrel that is 5 yrs old and never lost his tail fur or any fur to be exact. Any ideals to help solve his little issue? He was rescued out of a yard while a dog was tossing him and his 4 siblings around like toys when I saved him... the other 3 males passed away... his sister is well and doing fine... he did have a rough start and I was getting close in releasing him when just over night he developed a naked tail..... I play with both everyday, clean out cages everyday, they run, hide nuts, play, jump and it literally was overnight that the tip of tail turned naked. Any thoughts or ideals is much appreciated.
    Please post a picture so we may see just what you are seeing....
    Your description suggests he may have caught or pinched his tail on something and with
    pulling it loose that "bald" section your seeing was actually de-gloved in the process.
    Step-N-Stone
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    Default Re: Fur on tip of tail missing

    more pictures of fluff a nutter and his bald tail.....I did notice today that the tail seems to be a little dry and rough....no sores though...
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