We get many questions and I try to answer every one. I'm remiss, however, about posting them here. Someday I'll go collect more and post others. Meanwhile, this one arrived today.
|Duchess and her daughters, Lady Gouldian finches.|
|No mites on these healthy Rosy Bourke Parakeet babies.|
|The mite medicine that worked for us. |
Remove all food and water before using it.
It must be diluted and misted on birds, cage, etc.
What DID work was "Avian Insect Liquidator" by VETAFARM. It's a concentrate, and when mixed according to directions, it's approved for spraying into a nest box, even on newly hatched chicks. It costs more for a bottle, but is a concentrate and makes a lot. I mixed the concentrate into a tiny spray bottle because it only takes a small amount. I reused a spray bottle that previously had eyeglass cleaner in it. It is small and emits a fine spray.
Mites sap a bird's energy and are harmful, especially to baby birds and should be taken care of as quickly as feasible.
|A young Opaline Fallow Pink Rosy Bourke Parakeet.|