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does anyone know if olive oil makes a budgie lose his feathers were the olive oil was applied?

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Why would you apply olive oil to a budgie :wacko:

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It helps with scaly face. Olive oil blocks the burrows of the mites and suffocates them. Their are no feathers on the cere or feet so I do not see how the bird would lose feathers

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Well, it should'nt effect it, as many people use it for scaly face, just be careful when applying to the face...he might ingest it into his system

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It helps with scaly face. Olive oil blocks the burrows of the mites and suffocates them. Their are no feathers on the cere or feet so I do not see how the bird would lose feathers

Yeah but they said its on the feathers. Shouldnt be if being used for scaly face and on cere and feet.....not enough info given.

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Aslong as its applied to the cere and feet, and no where else. The bird will not lose feathers.

Do your birds have scaly face?

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I mix detol with medicated Olive oil for After the cock's fight..

 

I use Baby oil for Scalely face but haven't needed that for a couple of years. :wacko:

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Aslong as its applied to the cere and feet, and no where else. The bird will not lose feathers.

Do your birds have scaly face?

What makes you think olive oil makes birds lose feathers Pearce ?

Hi peeps need to give more info instead of posting this quickly and logging off and not giving enough info for us to be able to advise properly.

 

One mention of olive oil, no mention of scaly face and we are advising scalyface remedies ???????

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I dont think it will cause the bird to lose feathers kaz I just do not see the point of applying it to the feathers in the first place??? Why??

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I dont think it will cause the bird to lose feathers kaz I just do not see the point of applying it to the feathers in the first place??? Why??

Read my first post Pearce....I asked the same question and HiPeeps logged off.

Until we have more to go on, why speculate ?? :wacko:

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I dont think it will cause the bird to lose feathers kaz I just do not see the point of applying it to the feathers in the first place??? Why??

Read my first post Pearce....I asked the same question and HiPeeps logged off.

Until we have more to go on, why speculate ?? :blink:

well...their's really no other reason to put olive oil on a budgerigar unless its used for scaly face, so thats my theory, and yes your right, not enough info supplied so we cannot speculate on what hes using it for

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Olive oil is a soother. Mixed with Detol it helps with injuries

 

I agree, no good for Scaley Face but good if there is a scrape between birds.

 

Also good for chicks that are getting feather plucked. The hens don't like the taste.

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sorry guys

 

yes my budgie had scaly face and thats why i used olive oil on the second day i was applying it i think i put a bit to much on and it dribbled down the side and i figured it couldnt hurt the budgie

 

a couple of days later i noticed that there were some feathers missing to the left of the cere and i figured that it was the mites progressing and i put some olive oil on it and he seems top of lost more feathers

 

so before i put more on him to cure something he doesnt have i was wondering if it caused feather loss

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I haven't heard that it does but if he's losing feathers I'd probably stop using it and use another treatment...

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If he is losing feathers you should stop using the olive oil. Can you get ivermectin spot on 0.1%?

Vets have it.

 

Also you can try vaseline instead of olive oil.

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can you post a photo ?

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I'm an aromatherapist and olive oil will deffinatly not cause the feathers to fall out! obviously it's something else. You shouldn't be using baby oil because it's petrole based and will just clog and not alow the skin to breath. Try using a more natural base such as plant derived oils (grape seed etc that will absorb but not clog! :D

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Its entirely possible this bird has mites other than the scaly face variety causing itching and aggressively scratching at its feathers.

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Baby oil is my prefered method. But i've only needed to use it twice.

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Whats best to use in my budgies cage 100%woodchip or sand for the substrate

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