Help. Tiny white bugs on my skink.

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Help. Tiny white bugs on my skink.

Postby OlitheHalmahera » Thu May 21, 2020 3:24 am

My skink has tiny white bugs on him can anyone tell if they are mites?
I have white tropical isopods and springtails in the enclosure so maybe it is just those?
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Re: Help. Tiny white bugs on my skink.

Postby splashy07 » Thu May 21, 2020 4:16 am

They are definitely not isopods, appear to be springtails. Reptile mites are not white.
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Re: Help. Tiny white bugs on my skink.

Postby OlitheHalmahera » Thu May 21, 2020 5:50 am

Thanks :D. Do you know if there are other bugs that mites to watch out for that hurts skinks? Just so I can exclude those.
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Re: Help. Tiny white bugs on my skink.

Postby donkeybuff » Thu May 21, 2020 10:36 pm

You'll generally see either mites or ticks biting reptiles, although your skink will probably not come into contact with ticks in captivity. Mites are what you really need to look out for.

I agree that those white bugs appear to be springtails. They are harmless :)
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