My Coastal Carpet Python, he is a little nippy because he's young so i use gloves to handle him, usually not always. Lately he has been spending time in his water bowl a lot, and he was too big splashing all the water out so i got him more of a water tub to fit nicely in. I figured he was trying to cool off at first, but then after i got the tub, he started bringing his whole head under and swimming circles in the water completely submerged. I thought that was sweet for a total of 10 minutes until i started thinking that there might be a reason he's doing that more than wanting to be a water bug, well now I'm concerned he has mites, he's in the same room as another snake with a mite problem. So basically what i want to know for my Coastal is, do they like swimming or should i be concerned about the chance of mites? AND have you heard anything about forest floor cypress carrying mites sometimes? My roommate is out right now getting mite spray now, so we plan to do that again and again, but any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.