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Common Mites of Your Rabbit and Small Animal Part I: Fur Mites

First Paragraph:
Fur mites, or “walking dandruff,” affect mainly rabbits, but also guinea pigs, hedgehogs, rodents, cats, and dogs. Although an uncommon host for the mite, these mites can also be transmitted to humans. The mites are non-burrowing skin parasites. On close observation of an infested pet, movement of the dandruff is visible caused by the mites moving underneath the scales. There are different species of fur mites that cross over and infest all pets and others that are specific to certain animals.
Publication Number:
FS1183
Author(s):
Deborah Cole
Mary Ann Metz
Jeannette Rea-Keywood
Publisher:
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension
Date Published:
5/30/2013
Number of pages:
2
Tags:
mites, parasites, walking dandruff