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Mites How long does it take?

ShainaBee

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Hi!

Holly had mites, and she has gotten her first shot and she will get her second on Tuesday, but how long does it take before I can hold her and not be worried I am going to contract the mites as well.

My vet told me that I could catch them and ever since I haven't really been holding her, at all :( It's killing me. How long until I cannot catch them anymore?
 

Ly&Pigs

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Mites are species specific so you can't "catch" them. You can carry them from one pig to another though. You can hold and play with your pig.
 

rabbitsncavyluv

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It says at guinealynx, that they are species specific. You cannot catch them from the pigs.

Are you treating all your pigs for mites?
 

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