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How Do You Erase Scaly Face From The Aviary


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hi i was wondering if you get the mite that causes scaly face in an aviary

how do you fully erase the mite from the aviary

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Treat birds you find with scalyface with spot on ivermectin available from bird vets.

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Do what Kaz said as mites only live on the bird, but then they do rub themselves on the perches etc so it wouldn't hurt to clean the aviary and spray the perches with an avian pestaside.

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Sorry to reopen this older topic. where do you put the drop, on the beak or where?????

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Sorry to reopen this older topic. where do you put the drop, on the beak or where?????

Back of the neck on the skin under the feathers........like spot on flea stuff for dogs and cats :D

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Hey everyone, ive been doing as the avian vet told me and put the drop on once a week for three weeks. it is going well and most of the cere is back to blue. however recently i have noticed that it has mainly stayed the same. sould i be worried that it is not working or does it take a fair while to get rid of scaley face. very appreciative of any responses. THanks.

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i place a drop of medicated Olive oil or baby oil on my finger tips and while checking the birds i wipe it on the feet and cere. (not in the nosstrils) and haven't had scaley face for years.

 

I also dabb the back of the head with Ivermec when pairing up. I also dabb the back of the chicks head when ringing.

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i place a drop of medicated Olive oil or baby oil on my finger tips and while checking the birds i wipe it on the feet and cere. (not in the nosstrils) and haven't had scaley face for years.

 

I also dabb the back of the head with Ivermec when pairing up. I also dabb the back of the chicks head when ringing.

 

I was going to mention that old remedy. I use to use one part dettol to three parts olive oil on the affected areas. Only needed to apply it a half a dozen times and it would fix it. That was when I first started in budgies when I was 11, I am now 39...

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I know i have added ivermec but im worried its not working, how long does it usually take to clear up.

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It takes some time Pride, it also depends on the severity.

 

A cock I saved from a pet shop that had really bad scaly face, still has bad looking feet even though its all cleared up.

I bought him 4 months ago.

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okay thanks maddy, it wasnt that sever and its been 4 weeks.

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Scaly Face is very contagious, so, to erase this particular mite from your avairy, dab a spot of Ivermectin on the back of all the infected birds' necks.

You can get the Ivermectin from your vet, who can explain and show you how to apply this treatment safely.

 

It takes about 2 weeks for the Ivermectin to work properly.

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