Mites are actually  closely  relatived to  fleas and ticks .

Mites, like ticks, are eight-legged bloodsucking organisms. They carry and transmit diseases from one reptile to another. The mite  found infesting a lizard would be highly unlikely feed on humans or other family pets.They could be black,  red orange, or even the colour of  dried blood,similar to a scab.

Mites can usually be found roaming the body, tucked under the edges of scales and congregating around the eyes, ears and other places on the body where the scales may tend to be thinner. l


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  1. […] 16, 2010 Reptile  Ticks & Mites Posted by iguanacare1 Filed in Help For Your Reptile Tagged: care for iguana, Iguana Care, […]

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