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One of my jills, seems to have developed some sort of dry skin patches near her rear legs. The spots or orange/Red, looks like dry skin but can't be sure. Anyone experienced this? I'll try and get a picture tomorrow in daylight

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could be a number of things ,check for  mites / fleas ,could be diet ,could be an allergy to shavings straw (make sure none of its wet /damp) ,

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I had this on one of my older jills. Small patches of hair loss too. Healthy little ferret, no fleas or mites. I wasn't seriously concerned as she was still eating and drinking fine. Got myself some teatree shampoo for small animals from the local pet shop gave her a warm bath in that. It cleared up within a week with new hair starting to grow. But I'm no vet so please don't take my word on it that this is what your ferret has.  

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1 hour ago, kelpieferreter said:

I had this on one of my older jills. Small patches of hair loss too. Healthy little ferret, no fleas or mites. I wasn't seriously concerned as she was still eating and drinking fine. Got myself some teatree shampoo for small animals from the local pet shop gave her a warm bath in that. It cleared up within a week with new hair starting to grow. But I'm no vet so please don't take my word on it that this is what your ferret has.  

Cheers mate. Yes, she's 5 and this is the first that something like this has happened with her, no diet change or anything. Eating, sleeping and healthy otherwise. Going to see it out next few days and maybe take a trip to vet 

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1 hour ago, Jamie m said:

Harvest mites perhaps 

That was what I was going to say, mine have had it twice over the years, look around the ferrets genitals and butthole, if there's orange stuff there it could well be harvest mites. 

 

Edited to say I used beaphur for small animals and it cleared it up both times.

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