:Hey everyone, :I disipiontedly discovered yesterday that my new retic, Verdi, has mites. I purchased him a week ago from prehistoric pets. I started treating him furiosly to get rid of the lil invaders. I just wanted to say thanks a lot to everyone who replied to my previous post..."IM SOO HAPPY", because if it werent for all the advice i got, then the mites may have gone unnoticed for a while. so thanks everyone who helped me to insure the health of my new retic.