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Strange white stuff on pinkies?
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Old 05-08-2017, 08:33 PM   #1
Niclou
Strange white stuff on pinkies?

Hey, so I haven't posted here for a while and that's mainly because I haven't really needed to. Every thing has been going pretty well. But I do have a question to ask.

So tonight I went out to pick up more pinky mice from a place that I don't normally get them from, and once I got home I noticed that all the mice were covered in this weird white stuff and all smelled like snake poop.

Has this happened to anybody before? and do any of you have any idea on what the white stuff is? It definitely smells like snake poop but I don't know why that would be the case. Is it some kind of mold?
 
Old 05-08-2017, 10:43 PM   #2
MindsEyeExotics
If they are frozen mice it could be freezer burn(patchy spots of white especially on small hairless prey items), indicating they have been in a freezer for some time. I don't think it would harm a snake, but it might make some picky eaters refuse the mouse. The poop smell could be from the rodents being overcrowded when they were dispatched for freezing so they were covered in their own waste when being frozen. If they are live mice you are talking about then I have no idea..other than maybe they were sold to you in a box that already had poop in it?
 
Old 05-08-2017, 10:50 PM   #3
Twolunger
It does sound like freezer burn, but I sure wouldn't feed my snakes anything that smelled like that. Throw them out and look for a better supplier.
 

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