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    Does This look like mites?

    Hello,

    I think my sisters budgie Sunny may have mites. what do you think?




    Is mites contageous?
    Is it fatal?
    Is it easy to fix?

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    Re: Does This look like mites?

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...333/Mites1.jpg

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    Re: Does This look like mites?

    Sure looks like Scaly face mange mites to me. (beak 'sponge' appearance), vent and tail and legs could be affected too.

    These links will explain symptoms, treatment, etc.
    http://birdmites.org/index.html
    http://www.petcaretips.net/bird-mite.html

    Mites are almost invisible to the eye, and smaller than a bit of ground pepper
    Slow-moving, very mobile, on the bird and environment.
    Color: Almost translucent, or Dark reddish black when full of blood.
    Egg location: Along feather shaft
    Egg color: White or off-white
    Best detection time: Nighttime or Daytime
    Location: Lives on host and in environment

    Bird Mites are contagious to other birds. They will bite humans and can cause rashes, itching and irritation, but do not survive on the human 'host'. Mites can multiply extremely quickly-- into the thousands- and will live on the bird host and throughout the environment. (in and outside of the cage). The bird, cage and room(s) will need to be treated or the infestation will continue. Mites infest everything, from furniture and carpeting to cracks in the tile.

    I would strong recommend getting the bird and any other birds in the home to an Avian vet-- the sooner the better. They will recommend treatment for the bird and their environment.

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    Re: Does This look like mites?

    Thank you for the information.
    Sunny has a vet appointment tomoro evening.

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    Re: Does This look like mites?

    thanks for posting such a good pic..very helpful..hope it clears up soon

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    Re: Does This look like mites?

    Oh no, my budgie i had last time also have the same prob. Even the feet also has the scaly thingy. Let us know about the updates! Good luck!
    Think scaly mites are easily eradicated. =)

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    Re: Does This look like mites?

    I think mites are contagious but I'm not sure. You should take all your budgies(if you have more than 1) to the vet.

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    Re: Does This look like mites?

    yes that certainly does. has it been confirmed?

    and yes, 'my' vets will usually gave doses for both my birds, even if one didn't really show.

    you also have to fully clean/disenfect the cage and all toys appropriately and safely.
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