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    Those arenít chocolate chips... COOKIE!

    Sooooo, a day I was hoping never happened is...

    My newly acquired carpet python has mites ... :/

    I noticed her begin soaking about 5 days ago. She is due for a shed so I didnít pay much attention.

    I tried to feed her on Monday and she has been eating 2 pretty items. Usually with ease an quick. It took her a bit and she took the first one but refused the second. Yesterday I took her out rubbed her down w paper towels and sure enough I found a few mites.

    Now sheís in a different house in an area with only one other snake that was moved there and to a new cage.

    I decide to try the frontline treatment. Iíve watched a few videos and a helpful moderator here was very insightful on it and I appreciate the post to begin with and the help.

    Have to report the good with that bad around here. Itís the only way anyone ever learns. I will let you all know how she does and what the results are and maybe it can and will help another down the line.

    I think she was sent to me with eggs embedded or just a few and now they are hatching I had her on paper the first few weeks and saw nothing until this week.




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    Re: Those arenít chocolate chips... COOKIE!

    Good luck with Cookie!

    Sucky situation.

    Keep us posted.

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    Chocolate chips are SO much better, let's hope those nasty mites get what's coming to 'em!

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    Good luck my man. Keep us posted.
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    Well that sucks, sorry to hear that happened. Hopefully theyíll be gone soon enough!
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    Re: Those arenít chocolate chips... COOKIE!

    So sorry to hear this Dubs. I've heard good things about that Frontline treatment though. Supposedly one and done. Best wishes and keep us posted.
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    Re: Those arenít chocolate chips... COOKIE!

    That's ashame, really puts a damper on things, just shows how important quarantine is. Good job you noticed. Let's hope you soon wipe them out mate

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    Thank you all. I really appreciate the well wishes and kind words.

    I just added the the water dish back because I was told to leave it out for 24hrs

    she went right back in to soak poor girl. I hope it helps her soon
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    Re: Those arenít chocolate chips... COOKIE!

    Wait, you named her COOKIE?!?!?!? That is the most precious thing Iíve ever heard😭 Hope sheís chip-free in a jiff!

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    Good luck. Subbed.
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