Hoping some people can help me out here. I've had rabbits for about 8 years and never had mites until this year. Back in the fall one of my rabbits got a case of the Cheyletiella (non burrowing) fur mites. I didn't take him to a vet because I could tell from the dead skin and fur loss it was that mite, so I treated him with Ivomec and cleaned out his hutch and he's been clear for months. Now just this week I've found that a different one of my rabbits has the mites again. Im treating the same as before but what I want to know is where these mites are coming from? I don't have dogs or cats and my rabbits don't really leave my property or play around the yard too much. I used to show them years ago and never had this issue. It's frustrating me thinking about how they might keep showing up. I read something saying rabbits with poor immune systems are more vulnerable but I don't see what an immune system has to do with mites? My rabbits are old (almost 9 and 7 years old), but still. I'm away at school for most of the year and my mother takes care of my rabbits while I'm gone, but she's not a fan of giving medication. In the fall I blamed it on contaminated straw, but my rabbits aren't using straw in the summer so I'm clueless as to why the mites are back.