Thread: Mite prevention
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Old 06-30-03, 02:47 PM   #9 (permalink)
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The mites that affect rodents are not transferrable to reptiles. Most parasites, both internal and external are host specific. Some internal parasites will use an intermediate host to infect another species (such as tapeworms using cattle to infect us, or invertabrates to infect reptiles). Ticks are a bit of an exception where external parasites are concerned, they aren't so discriminatory....I should hope that nobody every has ticks on any animals they have!
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