This might be the cutest form of alternative medicine. Two orphaned baby sloths are treated for mange dressed in what looks like an ‘Onsie’.
Twin sloths may look cute in the alternative outfits, but it’s actually a way to rid their little bodies of parasitic mites.
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Comfortable: Orphaned sloth appears to be in pajamas during his mange treatment
Because sloths have been orphaned, they are more likely to contract the infection.
They might be a growing trend for humans, but the baby sloths didn’t seem to care either.
Not being raised by their mother, they are more likely to contract infections because they lack the antibodies that breast milk provides.
In their case, they were suffering from a nasty case of scabies, a skin infection caused by mites that hide in the fur and skin.
The tiny creatures must be shaved to remove the mites hiding in their fur.
The sloth’s small naked bodies are then covered with a mixture of sulfur and lard.
Luckily for them, sanctuary owner Judy Avey-Arroyo in Costa Rica has taken care of the couple.
He has used his system of home remedies to treat them. The first stage was to shave the babies, completely removing their fur, which in turn eliminates all the mites.
Then, you cover your bare skin with a balm made of sulfur and lard, which soothes the skin and suffocates any remaining mites.
The sloth’s body is then wrapped in bandages to prevent the balm from coming off.
The orphan looks comfortable in his new bandages, which look like pajamas.
In the final stage, the creatures are wrapped in bandages to prevent them from licking the balm.
The colorful bandages look as if the animals are in pajamas.
In the Animal Planet video, the pair can be seen hugging, which is apparently common for orphaned sloths.
Twin sloths snuggle after treatment, with coordinated bandages