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    Bird mites

    Ok... an off topic-bird subject...


    Since we were talking about bird mites yesterday.. and I saw it posted again...

    I was so grossed out...



    I HAD A DREAM ABOUT MITES!!!!



    I woke up all itchy and this sick EUCH feeling to me

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    Re: Bird mites

    Just try sleeping when you are actually having a mite problem. Can't be done. I'm obsessed looking for them and luckily haven't seen any. *fingers crossed*


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    Re: Bird mites

    OOOh eewwww AGGY!!!

    That's not helping... *shudders* Poor little Tallulah!

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    Re: Bird mites

    Wow cool!
    What kind of mites were they?
    They are cool.
    I found some parasitic mites in my bird fecal samples
    while searching for worm eggs. The birds were preening
    the mites off and swallowed them...
    I was really thrilled.

    Who is the person with the mites?
    Do they have pictures?

    Here is a picture of my babies....



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    Re: Bird mites

    Thanks for that Ellen. I know how much you adore them.

    Actually I'm not sure what they were. When I took her in for her first vet visit the vet said she thought there were a couple of eggs attached to her feathers. She looked at them with a microscope, but couldn't identify what they were. I'm assuming mites because they were reddish orange in color. I haven't seen a living bug on her and I check constantly. Sorry, no pictures for you.


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    Re: Bird mites

    LOL Ellen.
    I hate that feeling when you have been thinking about mites, lice, fleas etc you start to feel itchy all over shudder not good at all

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    Re: Bird mites

    It just makes me looking for a container to catch
    them in and have a closer look under the microscope!
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    Re: Bird mites

    Okay, cuteness overload.
    Prepare.
    These are VERY special, they are from an Albatross!!!!

    Lice


    So you can appreciate the size (not as a boring 1 mm of
    normal bird ones....)


    And the albatross also had lots of cool worms!
    I kept 2 as a souvenir.


    Now, that is really cool, isnt it?
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    Re: Bird mites

    The mites are cool the worms not so much LOL. DId you see that show where they pulled a huge worm out of a human?

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    No, I havent seen that show....
    but we have some cool Diphyllobothrium latum speciemens
    in bottles in the vet department.
    That is the tape worm in humans that can grow up to 10m.
    I think some interested vet who had it saved it and preserved it.
    At least this is what I would do...
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    Re: Bird mites

    hehe. I dont really get grossed out by things like that i just feel bad for the animal

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    Yes, I also feel sorry for the worm when you do all
    that deworming.
    It is real poisonous stuff, and the poor animals get
    seizures and get paralysed and so on...
    "There must have been a moment, at the beginning, where we could have said- NO. But somehow we missed it." (Samuel Beckett)


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    Re: Bird mites

    Ohh you big softy. But it would be cool if we could save them some how in a fake body

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    Re: Bird mites

    Parasites are only bad when they turn up in masses.
    My professor at the munich reptile clinic even said if
    the animals only had a handful of parasites in their gut,
    that we should not treat the animal.
    Most of them dont cause harm, and they even have positive
    effects (see in human children-- 50% of children who had
    worms wont get a serious allergy when they are adults).
    It is a very american point of view that
    "kill everything we can kill" attitute.

    The medication itself is poison and it is just not
    good to fill your animal up with it too often.
    If it is a serious infection, or worms in dogs and cats
    when you have small children, it is necessary, though.
    "There must have been a moment, at the beginning, where we could have said- NO. But somehow we missed it." (Samuel Beckett)


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    Re: Bird mites

    Our dogs get wormed quarterly compared to the monthly suggested time line. I noticed that they look a lot healthier due to it now too. The vet has noticed too. Call me stuiped but i dont even like using the flea drops on my dogs cause it is nasty and just think if my kids patted them and then ate some thing!! Most of the time my dogs have flea collars on cause i dont feel it is quite as bad shock to the sistem you know what i mean?

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