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Black Gritty Something In Urates???

Discussion in 'Common/Red Tail Boa' started by Enchilada, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. Enchilada

    Enchilada Member

    Hey guys,
    I was cleaning the red tail's enclosure earlier today, and saw clumps of hard, black, gritty stuff in the urates. Like large sand grains. At first I panicked and thought they were mites but they are super hard and maybe a bit larger than mites. ??? What is it? Any ideas? He's an adult, eating large rats and up to 2 lb rabbits. Living in a 5x2x2 melamine enclosure. He was a donation around 6 months ago so I don't know much of his previous history but he has a good appetite and no previous health concerns.

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