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bait and switch

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Posted by: gabeanderson at Wed Mar 16 15:12:43 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by gabeanderson ]  
   

The bait...

Been cruising this forum for a while and browsing around made me want to get a dums for myself. Finally got to bring Olive home about three weeks ago, and I'm really excited to have her.

The switch...

Unfortunately, Olive recently got mites from (I believe) being in proximity to the mice I fed Clementine, my ball. I discovered this fact after noticing that Clem hadn't left her hides in quite a while and was soaking-which she never does-in the morning-when she's never out. I took her out last night bc she was finally out of her hide at a normal time, and found that by soaking she had managed to kill dozens of mites of all sizes which were floating in her water dish. I immediately checked Olive and found a couple big ones on her too.

I gave both of them baths yesterday, took out the substrates and cleaned both enclosures, and put them back in with newspaper this time.

I'll be getting Provent-a-Mite tonight and misting both enclosures. I also removed the extra substrate bags from the ladies' bedroom and will continue using newspaper until I'm confident the varmints have been eradicated.

Is there anything else I should be doing to clear up the issue? I didn't find any mites in the extra bedding, so is that safe to use after spraying and/or quarantining?

Thanks!

Gabe
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