Sloth in a onesie! Orphan baby saved from infection by home remedy with bandages that look like pajamas
This is perhaps the cutest form of alternative medicine. Two orphaned baby sloths are treated for mange, dressed in what looks like an ‘Onsie’.
The twin sloths may look cute in the alternate outfits, but it’s actually a way to rid their little bodies of the parasitic mites.
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Snug: The orphaned sloth looks like they’re wearing pajamas during their treatment for mange
Because the sloths have become orphaned, they are more likely to contract infections
They may be a growing trend for humans, but the baby sloths didn’t seem to mind either.
Since they are not raised by their mothers, they are more susceptible to infections as they lack the antibodies provided by their mother’s milk.
In their case, they suffered a nasty case of mange – a skin infection caused by mites hiding in the fur and on the skin.
The little critters need to be shaved to get rid of the mites hiding in their fur
The sloth’s naked bodies are then covered with a mixture of sulfur and lard
Fortunately for them, the couple has been taken in by shelter owner Judy Avey-Arroyo in Costa Rica.
She has used her home remedy system to treat them. The first stage was shaving the babies – completely removing the fur, which in turn gets rid of all the mites.
She then smothers their bare skin with a balm made of sulfur and lard, which soothes the skin and suffocates any mites that may be left behind.
The sloth’s body is then wrapped in bandages to prevent the balm from coming off
The orphan looks cozy in his new bandages, which look like pajamas
In the final stage, the creatures are wrapped in bandages to prevent them from licking off the balm.
The colorful bandages look like the animals are in their pajamas.
In the Animal Planet video, the pair can be seen snuggling into each other, which is apparently common for orphaned sloths.
The twin sloths cuddle up after their treatment – in coordinating bandages