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    Does My Snake Have Mites?

    One day when I was handling my Nebraska Albino Plains, I took a closer look at him and noticed these black dots on him that you can view in the pictures. Im not too sure whether these are just natural or they are actually snake mites. I tried to look into his enclosure and his water dish to see if there were any mites moving around but i did not see any alive or dead. When I further inspected him there was no live ones walking around on him either. I have not been in contact with any reptiles that have had mites before and he is the only reptile I own so I don't think I could have passed it on to him. Please let me know if these are mites or not so i can know what further steps to take. And if they are what would you recommend to get rid of them?
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    Re: Does My Snake Have Mites?

    Will they wipe off with a wet paper towel? Have you seen any crawling around? Do they move? If they are mites there will be some in the enclosure. Has the snake been soaking in the water dish?
    Looked at the last photo again and I don't think they are mites. Probably just a color abnormality. Still, the questions are relevant to rule out mites.
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    Re: Does My Snake Have Mites?

    Check to be sure as Steve said but it just looks like some paradox spotting to me.
    Good luck
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    Re: Does My Snake Have Mites?

    Ya there doesn’t seem to be any walking around in the cage, in his bowl, or on him even if I wipe him down. I guess it’s just natural spotting as you guys said. Thanks a lot for the help
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