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Back to Top My rat has small scabs all over its back.
There are several reasons why rats get scabs, the most obvious being mites which can be picked up from bedding or food.
The coal operators moved in black scabs from further south to break the strike.
Skin problems ie thickening of the skin, scabs in the fur or loss of prickles, will also need veterinary treatment.
The skin becomes inflamed and cracks developing weepy sores and scabs.