They can also take a trip to Walmart (or equivalent) and get rid lice/bedbug spray. Same ingredients as snake mite spray for half the cost. That is only to be sprayed in the enclosure and not on the snake though.
ya the seller finally messaged back is going crazy saying that mites aren’t red only black and saying he has 200 reptiles etc going off on me i said please just treat the snake i said she probably has stuck shed from the mites and being dehydration and my husband said when he picked her up she was like scary skinny he could feel her bones not like a new hatchling skinny and the seller is messaging saying he’s not going to treat her he has 200 ball python shes completely healthy he said he can’t even see anything on the picture i sent him same as above so its just like I thought hes going to let he suffer and he said also he’s going to get me taken off morph market for making fraudulent claims or something honestly I don’t even want to shop on Morphmarket now why would I cause myself a huge problem like this having to clean now all day extra shower my 5 year old and husband my 5 year old has a feeding tube stage 1 kidney disease his rn even said the snake looks sick she felt bad but im just apparently a liar and now all we can do is pray the snake gets some comfort from the Lord now i feel horrible ive had health issues its not fun to suffer i did not want a huge problem today i prefer peace
I never even thought about going to the vet would spread them that makes alot of sense and also i stress so bad now about the other snakes we got are like you know 400-500$ snakes 4 in total but I love them i don’t want them to get an issue like mites although now I know its easily treated but still I don’t want the stress
the seller said “there is no red bugs in the Reptile world” I sent him that Wikipedia page that says mites can be red i saw them with my own eyes they are red like filled with blood maybe idk and he said congratulations you can google and he wont treat her
Is it possible to share the sellers business name or name? I’d like to avoid them at all costs myself
I will not comment on the transaction however I want to make a few points on mites.
First mites are species specific mites feeding on cold blooded animals do not feed on warm blooded animals and vice versa.
There are various colors of mites and snake mites vary from dark red to black http://vpi.com/publications/the_life_history_of_snake_mites.
Treatment: Many treatments and products out there will address the adult stage but not the eggs which oftens leads to a re-infestation, product such as Provent a mites and or Rid Bed and Lice spray will take care of all stages, they must be sprayed in the enclosure not the animals and the residual effects will last 2 weeks at which point another treatment can be done if necessary (depends on the severity of the infestation)
Snakes should ALWAYS be quarantined regardless of their origin and pre-treating new additions is always a good idea.
some people will act like they know everything when in actuality they just try to act like they do. just check in with everyone on here because you will get better info instead of someone who goes off on you like the seller you purchased from.
No, it is not allowed in these forums in the public eye (not fully sure why myself). You can see about PMing @queenabigail to get the info though.
am I allowed to say who the seller is I don’t want to break rules
At least they should not be able to sell on mm if we can’t know the name as a community. This is a huge black eye for breeders that truely care about their animals and health.
Apparently not. I sent you a private message
As previously mentionned you cannot mention names or leave feedback on the forum but can do so on the Market Place.
yes see i told him red is possible thank u at least I have some validation and I couldn’t take a picture with my phone and hold the flashlight at the same time but I happened to have a flashlight right there on my floor and I shined it on the things on the poor snake and thats how I saw that they were little bugs with a flashlight I mean just naked eye I could tell something was off looked dirty but I grabbed the light bc she was a champagne and they naturally look like dirty right so I wanted to make sure so lucky had the flashlight there to see clearly
okay and my husband Ryan did the transaction on his morphmarket bc it was a birthday gift for me he did not want me to see so I will let him know to leave the feedback there thank you
ya i showed my husband this thread he sees you all and we thank you for listening i just freaked out bc I know what I saw you know and I appreciate the advice and listening ear and if anyone prays I hope that they could pray for us and for the little critter to have some comfort im sure she must be exhausted by the looks of things i think in fact she is thank you all
hopefully the experience does not discourage you but just please know that most sellers are not like the one you experienced. I myself was scammed the first time i bought from MM but that was because i did not research the seller prior. Hopefully your next experience is much better!
thank you all was in the shower (again) my anxiety was through the roof when I started this thread and I feel alot better like I can manage this now totally a God send thank you father God and jesus thank you all are so awesome I just absolutely know the reptile community is not all like this u have restored my faith and my little noodles say hello have a great night all your angels
And I believe we are done here obviously I will invite some of you to go over our guidelines this will benefit everyone moving forward.
Don’t divert a topic by changing it midstream.
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Hi guys, as a reminder as to why we do not allow discussing seller performance in these forums – and where the appropriate places are to do so – please follow this link to read the detailed answer here:
I would also encourage you to share this link as this question inevitably comes up in the future by new people who haven’t read that one.
The reasons for that policy are independent from the reasons we have for other policies, such as the ones @stewart_reptiles has restated above.
Let’s try to outdo each other in showing tolerance and grace.