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Hi guys, just another question from curiosity - how are you supposed to administer Baycox to a budgie? through water, food or on the back of the neck? My local club told me it is administered via eyedropper to the back of the neck (2 drops) - but after reading other posts on here im unsure. My club told me "put 2 drops on the nape of the birds neck when the bird looks under the weather" - :blink::rolleyes: so not very detailed there.

 

Does Baycox only treat coccidiosis? or does it also treat other parasites? Im simply asking as my club tells me one thing and the Internet tells me another. I use both Baycox and Equimax (an all wormer) so i dont really mind if baycox isnt effective against lice/worms - but im curious as i said.

 

Also curious to know if by dropping it on the back of the birds neck it is doing anything at all??? :angry: knowing my luck ive been told the wrong information and have wasted alot of it.

 

Thanks for the help guys!

Cheers

Lozza

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Hi guys, just another question from curiosity - how are you supposed to administer Baycox to a budgie? through water, food or on the back of the neck? My local club told me it is administered via eyedropper to the back of the neck (2 drops) - but after reading other posts on here im unsure. My club told me "put 2 drops on the nape of the birds neck when the bird looks under the weather" - :blink::rolleyes: so not very detailed there.

 

Does Baycox only treat coccidiosis? or does it also treat other parasites? Im simply asking as my club tells me one thing and the Internet tells me another. I use both Baycox and Equimax (an all wormer) so i dont really mind if baycox isnt effective against lice/worms - but im curious as i said.

 

Also curious to know if by dropping it on the back of the birds neck it is doing anything at all??? :angry: knowing my luck ive been told the wrong information and have wasted alot of it.

 

Thanks for the help guys!

Cheers

Lozza

 

 

 

 

Hi Lozza,

Baycox is given in the water for the treatment of coccidiosis. I think what they were trying to tell you was to use Ivermectin for the back of the neck for the treatment of external and internal parasites. I think most budgie breeders use or have used Ivermectin at some stage.

Hope this helps.

Cheers,

Twist.

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My reply is the same as Twisted and I am also adding that Equimax is for horses NOT budgies.

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My club definately said to use the baycox that way. In fact i asked for Ivermectin and they said they only had baycox - and i assumed it did the same thing. Well looks like im going to have to track down some ivermectin - and that ive wasted that baycox/ plus my time dropping it on every bird....Abit annoyed at thr club for not specifying as i asked afew times if it was for the back of the neck...

 

Also my whole club uses Equimax for worming of their birds as it is the one our club sells. It is mentioned on a finch website below

 

http://www.finchsociety.org/cfa/worms/worms.htm

 

"EQUIMAX LIQUID ALLWORMER:

Contains abamectin and praziquental. This one was sent to me by Jeff Challacombe from Queensland and he states that it is a staple wormer up there, especially around the Bundaberg area I believe. He states that the recommended dose from their vet was 2mls/litre for 2 days or 3mls/litre for 1 day. He felt, as do I, that the two day dose probably ensures that all finches are well dosed. He has used this wormer with young in the nest and has not experienced problems. I have obtained some and will let you know!!! Both ingredients appear to be excellent."

 

Ive also used that one for years now (5 years roughly)

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