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Ticks & Mites

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Ticks and mites are visible by observing tiny parasites on the skin of your snake. Generally you will be able to see them without the aid of a magnifying lens although in the early stages it may be necessary. They can often cary diseases that can be harmfull to your snake if infected. Subpar living conditions for your snake are a prime reason for tick and mite infestations.

Consult with your veternarian as soon as possible to ensure it does not get out of hand. These types of external parasites usually make their home in between the scales on the snake. Your veterinarian will be able to offer you a solution that will completely rid your snake of the parasites. Many snake owners attempt to remove them by hand which may temporarily help but it will not get to the root of the problem and the infestation will quickly start up again.


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