ello - effie's a ball phyton..sshhhhhh~
few days ago, i did a surgery on her. noticed she had a tick stuck on her which many people think its a skin rot which is NOT at all.
i actually googgled it out and thank god it wasn't wood mites. phheew!
removing it for the first time when i hold her, she opened her jaw wide and turn to look at me.
i knew she didn't like it. very much
had to smother her and make her trust me that i'm not harming her... (uh, in a way i was removing the tick.. i am hurting her..)
removing the tick was really tough as most breeder & snake keepers would not agree to use fingers. so, i used a tweezer.
took me like god-knows-how-many-times i tried removing it. yeap, its a huge
BIG-ASS tick stuck under her scale.
after like 6-7 times trying to remove it, i finally did it. floppy stayed still & hold the pain when i removed it,i was afraid she would bleed and tick's head still stuck in her scale, which she can be prone to have open wound and infection, i applied Vaseline (petroleum jelly).
she was happy once i removed it,she slithers around my hand happily & looked at me,gave me a peck on my lips when i hold her close to me. :)
i <3 reptiles