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Old 12-04-16, 04:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i recently put all of my snakes on white paper towel to monitor for mites and today i noticed specks of blood in my BP's cage on the paper towel. He is male, about 7 years old. He was not the one who had mites in the first place and there is no sign of mites in his cage. I dont see any blood on his actual body and his face/nose seems normal. I dont understand what could be wrong, any help would be appreciated.
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Old 12-04-16, 05:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Help Please!

Has he eaten in the cage recently? Could it be blood from a feeder? Notice anything strange in his poop or urates?
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No, he hasn't fed in over a week and I havent noticed anythign strange in his feces of urates. Im thinking he might have pushed up on his screen top too much, but if that were the case i was expecting to notice blood or scratches on his nose and there wasnt.
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Did he shed recently?
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no not recently, its been weeks.
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Old 12-04-16, 07:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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No idea. Could definitely be from blood engorged mites. Keep your eye out for other signs of mites and try not to worry since nothing else is out of sorts.
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I agree with Andy here, when I noticed my ball python had mites I "popped" one to see what it was initially...and it was full of blood...wonder if he's not smushing the mites into the paper towel and popping them?
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