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    Default 1.5 yr old losing butt fur after Covid

    Hi all! After searching the forums, I can't seem to find this matching issue yet.
    My NR, Fidget, has had a rough year and has suffered from mystery ailments that the vet hasn't been able to identify. Fidgets tests always come back normal, however durring his last episode where he ended up with a permanent head tilt, the doc said it was possible that he contracted my Covid (a couple months ago now). Since then, his fur had some major changes. It started doing the regular molt thing, but then seemed to stop at his butt. His butt fur turned luke Downey fluff, then started to slowly lose patches. He's had anti-parasidic meds, anti fungal cream, been treated for flea/mites, been bathed with PH balance fatty acids shampoo, slathered in coconut oil... but it's still falling out. Now it's falling out under his tail too. I have NO idea what or why, but since he's been indoors for a year and none of my other squirrels have issues, I'm thinking it's not viral. Has anyone seen this before or have any ideas? The skiName:  20220704_165230.jpg
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    Default Re: 1.5 yr old losing butt fur after Covid

    What’s the diet consist of? What rodent block is he eating?

    The fur (and hair loss) looks like something I saw on my dwarf grey squirrel. Many times hair loss can be the result of an inadequate amount of protein in the diet. I started grinding Envigo Harlan Teklad 2018 and using it to make boo balls. The hair regrew in a few months.

    Here’s some pics.
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    Default Re: 1.5 yr old losing butt fur after Covid

    Quote Originally Posted by Mel1959 View Post
    What’s the diet consist of? What rodent block is he eating?

    The fur (and hair loss) looks like something I saw on my dwarf grey squirrel. Many times hair loss can be the result of an inadequate amount of protein in the diet. I started grinding Envigo Harlan Teklad 2018 and using it to make boo balls. The hair regrew in a few months.

    Here’s some pics.
    Ohmuhgosh! That's the cutest little squirrel tummy I've ever seen!! 😍

    Fidget does have some diet issues because he won't eat a block to save his life! I do have the tekland.. he won't eat that either. Can I get that booball recipe? It's worth a shot! Thank you

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    Default Re: 1.5 yr old losing butt fur after Covid

    This is a 1 day difference between pics. It's progressing rapidly and started looking like welts and blistering last night, so I put some more antifungal cream on him and he woke up more bald

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    Default Re: 1.5 yr old losing butt fur after Covid

    Please provide a pic of his skin with the blisters.

    Some members having added a couple of drops of organic food grade Chia oil, by, "Foods Alive" to the block diet, that their squirrels are now eating it.

    https://www.amazon.com/Foods-Alive-A...007788AZA?th=1

    Also recommend: https://thesquirrelboard.com/forums/...83#post1345383

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