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- 21-Nov-06, 12:36 PM #1
please dont use aristopet mite spray please dont use
people PLEASE DONT USE aristopet reptiguard mite spray
my 2 maccies may dieafter being poisened . used as per directions on bottle
both are at the vets being treated for poisoning the girl is not good at all the boy is a bit better
both may still die
hope they dont
Sorry to hear
hope they get better, i'll keep my fingers crossed for you
- 21-Nov-06, 12:42 PM #3
Oh that's terrible. I hope they will be okay.
Could it have been something other than the mite spray?
That's not good. I hope they pull through for you.
- 21-Nov-06, 12:56 PM #6
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- Melbourne Eastern Suburbs
Its not your fault , I have had a similar exp with another brand . You have to be way more carefull than they say . Keep the snakes and water bowls out of cage until totaly dry and aired out . Dont spray near their head then give them aswim to wash off after 10 min . Be positive , they will come good after a while . Have fingers crossed for you .
im sorry to hear that, they are still new too, itd be a shame
- 21-Nov-06, 01:44 PM #8Suspended
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- Perth, West Australia
omg =( hope everything turns out alright, got you in my thoughts
so sad hope they are all right my prayers to your babiesmice? oh you mean snake food
- 22-Nov-06, 10:09 AM #10
- 22-Nov-06, 10:29 AM #11
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- Sunshine Coast, Qld
good to hear carpetsnake, thanks for the update
- 22-Nov-06, 10:44 AM #12
You need to be really careful with any tick and mite spray. Use olive oil on the head, wipe the spray on them with paper towel and leave them in a well ventilated tub without a water bowl. I almost lost a couple of pythons a couple of years ago after using orange medic. It is a horrible helpless feeling and my heart aches for you.
If eva anyone tox's out their snakes, bathe them in warm water and get fluids into them, unfortunately a lot of these sprays dont warn you about how toxic they can be, but remember the points above and you should have no problems.
Top of Descent is really good to use too. You can spray it in the enclosure with the animal still in it, minus the water bowl and only a light spray, it will usually kill any eggs or mites in the enclosure as long as all substrate is removed.
Good luck and their is hope...Snakes are like potato chips, you can never have just one
poor little macs
Hope all goes well for you with the little macs.
I was the guy in the vet with the WA bhp.
As stated earlier, as long as you keep water out of the cage and the cage is adequately ventilated i have never had a prob. I do generally give a light spray of top of decent and before that was around , orange medic, on the animal and there cage when the animal first arrives and the animal/s go into quarantine for 6-12 mths and i have never had mites in ten years or more.
I think that a lot of the time people over medicate there animals and there should be more education in regards to reptile husbandry and maybe a care sheet sent with the lic from NPWS.
Once again good luck and i hope they pull through.
- 22-Nov-06, 11:24 AM #14
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- Sutherland Shire NSW
I'll have to buy orange medic or TOD online - the largest 'Pet Warehouse' near us doesn't keep either. Pathetic!
- 22-Nov-06, 02:11 PM #15
You can also use Ivermectin (for cattle 10mg/mL) to treat mites on snakes and lizards. Add 0.5ml of Ivermectin (eg; Ivomec brand) to approx 1 litre of water into a spray bottle and shake well before use. The cage can be sprayed and the animal may also be treated.
Ivermectin can also be administered via Intramuscular Injection @ 200μg/kg.
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