Both my ratties have mites. I gave both a bath with anti-bacterial soap like I always do and let the soap sit a little longer than usual this time. They still have them though. I put them on fresh bedding which will be changed more now and other than that I'm not sure what to do? I'll call my vet in the morning but I don't think he only does dogs and cats.
When I had a snake a few years ago and he had mites we coated him in olive oil and let him just chill in the bath rub for 15 minutes. It's supposed to suffocate mites. That's for snakes though. Do you think the same method would work on rat fur? I also read to give them Ivermectin like horse wormer but that sounds a bit extreme and how do you dose that to a rat when it's in a huge horse tube?
Neither rat is sickly or lethargic or anything, just a little itchy.