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Old 01-08-15, 05:40 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Re: A way of mite prevention and treatment, informative thread.

pet_snake_78, it would be great of other members tested this method


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Great piece of information and very well written, I also agree this would make a great sticky. WELL DONE MATE
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would you use listerine in the mix for treating the animal or just the tank? I would worry about the alcohol content and mint on the snake.
I never spray the animal directly. If I have to give them a bath for the mites it's just the nix in the water. I spray the enclosure with the water/nix/Listerine mix for cleaning, wipe the cage down, then spray again under/over the newsprint that I use for substrate and let it dry before putting the snake back in. The Listerine is a fantastic disinfectant, in fact that's what it was invented for, it was originally a surgical disinfectant. I can take a video if you're interested.
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Ya that would be great. I know that was it's original purpose. I just thought for a sec you meant it was used as part of treatment on the animal lol. Thats what threw me for a sec
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Nah, just treat the cage to keep the blood suckers away and keep it clean and minty fresh. It really has helped with the smell since I had to move into a smaller apartment.
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I hear you there the nix dosent have the most pleasent aroma at all.
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Benefit of having my snakeroom up in the attic, don't have to smell that stuff
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Benefit of having my snakeroom up in the attic, don't have to smell that stuff
They had their own room but then my old roommate decided he wanted to get engaged and I couldn't afford that place on my own and couldn't find a two bedroom place in my price range that was available in the time frame that I had.
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Aw, that sucks mate, well before i got this house i used to sleep next to one of my retics (the rest was across the room). There was a terrarium against my bed, i've woken up being stared at a couple of times
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Aw, that sucks mate, well before i got this house i used to sleep next to one of my retics (the rest was across the room). There was a terrarium against my bed, i've woken up being stared at a couple of times
Woken up, fallen asleep, yup... Definitely familiar with that. Being stared at during the sexy fun times is the weirdest though... I'm starting to shop around for my own house now. If I can find something at a decent price interest rates are low enough now it's cheaper to buy out here.
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Very informative and helpful article! Thank you. Also, I found in my experience that any wooden item , wooden decorations and the like should be avoided to reduce the possibility of getting mites. MITES HAVE A AFFINITY AND ATTRACTION TO ANYTHING MADE OF WOOD! Be careful!
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Very informative and helpful article! Thank you. Also, I found in my experience that any wooden item , wooden decorations and the like should be avoided to reduce the possibility of getting mites. MITES HAVE A AFFINITY AND ATTRACTION TO ANYTHING MADE OF WOOD! Be careful!
Don't some people bake wood in the oven for a rile to not only dry out the wood but kill what ever dwells within?
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Don't some people bake wood in the oven for a rile to not only dry out the wood but kill what ever dwells within?
Yep. That or soak it in diluted bleach.
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I've used predatory mites in the past in a gerbil enclosure and several tarantula enclosures. Works like a charm! I wouldn't want to use Nix in my home for fear of my tarantulas and cat getting poisoned, though. If it came to that for any of my reptiles I'd have to relocate them to someone else's home for treatment.
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Great article, bravo!
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