I went to Pets At Home, because I needed to get some shampoo and treatment for my guinea pigs, will try that first before a trip to the vets. Poor Smudge has been scratching herself to pieces the last few days, and has a couple of really sore marks on her. I had a good feel of her skin yesterday and it felt a bit lumpy in places and lots of dandruff-like stuff came off when I massaged her skin. I had a look online and it said on several websites that it's normally mites. I don't know how she would have got them because I always use pre-packed hay and they don't go outside, so I'm hoping it's not an allergy. Anyhow, came home and bathed her and thought I'd better do Soot too in case, and treated them both with Spot-on too which will certainly eliminate mites. Poor things, they'd never been bathed before, but took it quite well,Smudge did loads of squeaking and trembling, and Soot tried to escape from the bowl a few times, was like trying to bath an eel! They were soon over their fear when they had a bit of broccoli as an early treat though and seem to have forgotten it already. I dried them as best I could with towels, and they are now comparing notes. They smell nice anyway. Just hope it does the trick.