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Mites, everyones favorite topic

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Posted by: MsPony at Sun Dec 5 00:35:34 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by MsPony ]  
   

I got in some rescue snakes tonight, was interested in just the Cape York but she said she was going to give the corn snakes to Petco, and I couldnt let that happen. So I am now with four snakes, but we bought a LEGIT breeding rack system from her, the kind on BoaFile? For only $100, with $35 extra thrown in because she is going to homeless shelter Monday

These were her husbands (seperated) snakes, she knew nothing about them but breeds and how to work the racks. They were in disgusting conditions, newspaper on one half, little tupperware bowls and poop all OVER. Sheds too, the smell of snake poo is overwhelming.

I dont *see* mites, but I want to scrub and sanitize every inch of the snakes and the cages. I was going to soak the snakes (some have sheds still) then spread mineral oil on heat pits and eyes as directed. What is your method and which way should I go?

Also, they are VERY skinny except the Cape York, she was a breeder originally so the lady said she came obese and is now perfect weight. Do you think with major cage upgrade (I personally do plantation soil by ExoTerra) they will start eating and gain weight? Should I deworm them? I work for a vet tech, and she is currently helping my coworker rehab a very ill ball thats another rescue, so she can help me administer any medicine/give shots.

Thanks for any information!! Usually my rescues come in better health then this
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