Enjoy piece of mind knowing your pet bird isn't tormented by Scaly Parakeet mites.
Parakeet mites-->Easy detection and eradication of this
skin deforming pest.
These Parakeet Mites--also known as Scaly Leg and Face Mites--or Burrowing
Mites--will start by getting under the skin and
scales of your parakeet or canary's face...around the eyes and beak...then they'll move on down to the legs and feet.
They'll set up shop and stay forever...living,
breeding, and laying eggs under the scales of your birds skin.
Always keep yourself on the alert and knowledgeable about symptoms you might see in your canary.
Once they find a suitable home they start eating and
laying eggs. This activity creates a build up of scales that can
become quite an ugly deformity.
Look for a dry scaly build up around the eyes and
beak areas of the face and on feet and legs.
These little scales can look like little spikes shooting out from the feet. Some bird owners have mistaken the scales for a fungus.
Actually...what you're seeing is the residue left over from these parakeet mites.
Photos from "Bird Diseases" by L. Arnell & I.F. Keymer.
Published in 1975 on T.F.H. publications.
It's rarely necessary to see a vet for this problem. If you have the right information, tools, and products you can treat many canary illnesses at home.
For years sprays have been widely
used but these...
Mite and Lice Sprays Have Shortcomings.
Although mite and lice sprays can
"help" kill these scaly parakeet
mites, they're ONLY temporary and they DON'T work on mite eggs...Nor does a spray
get into the small fissures of your canary's skin where the mites
are...so...A lot of mites simply won't be
affected and you'll have to spray weekly for several weeks in order to
kill the young ones as they hatch out.
A better and easier
alternative is SCATT-->more on that in a second. But
Sprays ARE good for something...
Treating the Cage or Aviary.
Spraying your canary's home with a
mite and lice spray
will kill any parakeet mites that are hiding in the
cracks and crevices of his abode.
Mite and lice sprays are great on cages and effective for red mites and feather mites
but a better
alternative to killing Scaly Leg and Face Parakeet Mites on your
canary or other pet bird is...
SCATT is your best
bet by far. It is for treating your bird NOT
the cage. A drop of this product--which
contains Moxidectin--is VERY effective at eradicating this nuisance
and...totally safe for your bird.
will give you a longer
lasting effect than spray--with less work. One treatment will have an effect
for about 3 weeks-->Any mites that crawl up from the cage within that
time period will be killed also. And the best part...
SCATT is VERY
affordable. One bottle can literally last for years.
None of the pet stores in my area
carry SCATT. It is a relatively new product and is still difficult
to find. However...it is sold online. Thank goodness for the
internet. I LOVE IT!
Whether you've seen symptoms or
not, get and use SCATT...
Parakeet Mites can live and breed on
your bird for a long time before you actually start to see the symptoms.
Your bird will be very unhappy.
I recommend SCATT because it's what
I use on my birds and...It WORKS! I speak from experience...there is
nothing better for controlling Scaly Leg and Face Mites than
It works just as well on Air Sac
Mites and Red Mites so you can kill "two birds with"...errr..."two mites with one
stone"...so to speak. Actually, it's even better than that. As I mentioned Scatt works on several kinds of mites and also lice and fleas.
Make the choice to have a healthy--mite free--pet bird
and check out Scatt now. After you've done that get...
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