Can reptiles and chickens get the same mites?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jettgirl24, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. jettgirl24

    jettgirl24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2010
    Duvall, WA
    We discovered that our kingsnake has mites... UGH [​IMG]

    The only thing we an figure is that they were in the bedding and unfortunately we use the same bag of shavings for both him and the chickens. I haven't noticed anything on the chickens but they're so small I'm not sure I would see them without looking for them unless they had gotten really bad. I'm going out today to get a bag of DE just to be safe but I'm curious, do reptile mites also infest birds or are these two separate types of parasites? I've googled it but can't find anything about that. Anyone know?

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