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Old 09-01-2008, 08:40 AM
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Default Hairloss on tail

Any idea what that could be? Is this typical? Not normal? Could it be mange? Mites? How do I treat it? He is not itching or anything.

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He has it on his hind paws too. Tiny little blisters it looks like..what is that????
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No, it isn't normal. Are they actually filled with fluid like a blister or are they more like hard bumps?
Is he still not bothering it?
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More like hard bumps and scabs coming off. For now I have given him Ivermectin orally, treated the affected areas with mite and lice spray (for birds, only stuff I had) and also with Desenex spray (antifungal). I seems to be improving.
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I would say it is ringworm. It is very catching to other critters and even to yourself so you will want to be sure he is seperate from your other creatures, including his bedding and such, and be sure and wash your hands well after handling him.
All our kitties are recovering from a bad case of ringworm.
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I think so too! I'm experienced with ringworm, my first litter of foster kittens had it...7 years later I still have 2 of them, hehehe. I remember I put Mycelex on them and made silly jokes about it lol.

Isn't the average athlete's foot infection ringworm as well?

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Since I've been putting Lotrimin on his tail three times a day, it has gotten MUCH better. The tip of his tail is raw though, but the rest healed and hair is growing back.

Say, is it ok to put 2 coons of different ages (2 months and 4 months) together and would they possibly get along with six squirrels in the same enclosure? I just officially ran out of room and the new enclosures aren't done yet!!!
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I'm glad his tail is clearing up!
From my experience I think it should work fine to put the coons together. I don't know about the squirrels being with the coons though. I personally wouldn't reccomend it because the coons can be a little messy and also they will need some fairly deep water to learn to fish in and I would be afraid the squirrels would fall in and not be able to get back out. And the coons can be rough with each other and I would be afraid they would play with the squirrels and hurt them since the squirrels are so much smaller.But that is just me, if someone else has any input it would be helpful to me too since I only have one enclosure also.
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Yep, that's what I had figured. This is a tough one. That new one that'll be dropped off here tomorrow (I hope), has been raised as a pet and had the free run of the house and yard, so I would feel bad putting him into a ferret cage with Chip, who is starting to outgrow that thing already.

I already put the 4 opossums I have into the rabbit hutch, even though I'm sure they'd appreciate the big enclosure to climb around in too. Maaaan, I didn't think it would get this tight at this time of year.

I might just have to put the squirrels into the ferret cage and put that thing inside the enclosure, while I let the coons roam free in it..that might be a solution. I have to see. Often people say they bring something and never show up and I have wasted all this time planning and preparing and worrying.
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I forgot...tell me more about the deep water and fishing please? Where do you get the fish, what do you use for water, and how deep and at what age do you start?
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