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Paper vs Aspen in Ball Python Set-up

  1. JIQRP profile image61
    JIQRPposted 8 years ago

    I have recently have had the experience of using Aspen Bedding in my Ball Python cages and went back to Paper after 4 months. If you are going to use Aspen by it at a local Pet shop that sells pretreated bundles. If you are a breeder or have a couple of Ball Pythons and by from the feed store or wholesale warehouse make sure you treat your Aspen bedding. Wood mites are a big problem and although they do not harm your snake they will take over your snakes enclosure   in a matter of weeks. The convenience of just spot cleaning with the Aspen vs Paper, cleaning the whole cage once a week goes lope sided once the mites have invaded. You will have to treat for wood mites for a whole 7-10 days! This includes taken every square inch of your enclosure and spraying them with a mite killer spray as well as treating your snake. Even though wood mites do not attack your snake they will be all over it which looks just gross. I myself own over a hundred Ball Pythons and this really took a lot of time and good knowledge of the mites to totally eradicate. I myself will stick to good old recycle newspaper it may not look natural, but it will definitely save you time and headaches if you do own a large population of snakes. If you have wood mite problems please let me know and I will give you specific details on how and what you can use to destroy these mites.

  2. Inspirepub profile image87
    Inspirepubposted 8 years ago

    Take it to the Pets forum - you will get a better response there ...

    1. JIQRP profile image61
      JIQRPposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you, I will put this article there.

  3. Maddie Ruud profile image82
    Maddie Ruudposted 8 years ago

    JIQRP:

    I've already moved this to the Pets forum.  Please do not repost, as you've already posted this same thread twice.  I've removed the other one.

    1. JIQRP profile image61
      JIQRPposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you

 
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