That said, the vet found she has a skin condition, probably fungal. She gave me some medication to put on the spots daily. She did the blue light test and doesn't think it's Ringworm, thank heavens. Then she did a skin scraping. That poor baby. I didn't realize that the vet was going to do one, and she did it out of the room. I could hear poor Dusty wheeking for what seemed an awful long time. I kept hoping it was a bird in another room, but when they brought her back to me, she was all bundled up in her blanket and the tech said "She's not a fan of that". Well duh. If I'd realized that they were going to do one of those, I'd have stopped them. Poor little girl. Naturally, they didn't find mites.
Because of the way I hold her (trying to keep her from jumping out of my hands) I hadn't noticed the spots on her. You can bet I'll be working on others ways so I can do a real exam from now on. By the time she's recovered, we should have a working agreement on what to do and not do. Dang, she's fast!
The medication is Gentizol Topical 15 gm
It's so good to see her in her normal, healthy state. I'd forgotten how pretty she is. She's still the fastest pig in the cage, but once I have her in my arms she settles down and even looks around as if to see what is going on around her. I'm crazy about her.