Originally Posted by REM955
I imagine that someone is going to harp on this, but now you have at least 3 animals instead of one that you need to be concerned for mites. I cannot give any example for keeping multiple snakes together, but typical you do not for other reasons.
I've done so much research on housing boas together, and there are some for and some against, most are reputable herpetologists. In about a year everyone will be split, or at least housed in an enclosure that is ample sized for more than 1 big boa. Our retics are all housed separately. They don't like each other even though they were purchased in the same enclosure from the pet store. But that's a whole other post!
So yes, we have 3 that have mites. But we're going to treat everyone as if they were all infected. I have no clue where the mites came from, other than the last trade show we went to in early December, where a vendor was confirmed to have mites. We didn't buy anything, but we did cuddle some snakes and a tegu.