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Old 04-21-03, 12:33 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Reptscue, good point on the Ivermectin. It's fatal to many turtle and tortoise species and eastern hognose snakes because it crosses the blood/brain barrier. There is a very narrow safety margin in other herps before it causes neurological problems.

It's illegal to use Ivermectin on animals weighing less than 5 pounds here in Pennsylvania.

Marisa, I use Revolution for my cat and it works like a charm. Just be sure that your cat doesn't come in contact with your herps for the day as a dose that is safe for mammals is a significant overdose in reptiles and the stuff can rub off onto other animals. The active ingredient was never tested on reptiles as far as I know and might not be safe at any dose.
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