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RE: I agree with everything except.....

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Posted by: Sonya at Sun Dec 5 14:12:55 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Sonya ]  
   

>>Everything you touched on was good, however I would definitely not recommend spraying any of the primary contact substrate with either Provent a Mite or Equate, etc. The interior of the cage should obviously be sprayed, but lay untreated newspaper down for the substrate. Also, if using Equate or any of the lice sprays, you should wipe the excess off the cage interiors after about an hour before replacing the animal. They contain a small amount of petroleum distillate as a carrier. Newspaper or other fiber substrates absorb and retain PAM or Equate, etc and it can be released back onto any animal resting on it. Always be sure to lightly spray the exterior of the cages with what ever you are using and do not wipe off.
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>>Kelly

I have always sprayed a pile of newspaper, sheet at a time and then used that for the change out paper. I had never thought of it being too much. And I didn't want to spray the enclosure itself because the tubs don't dry really as was noted and you end up with a retention on the surface. Then even with paper over it the snake can go between layers or under the paper and come in contact. I haven't had troubles with this method the couple times I have used it but you make very good points. And of course the spraying or treating exterior is important.
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