07-25-2015, 08:15 AM
I have never been in that particular situation, in fact to this day I never had a pet bird to suffer from scaly mites.
Given the fact Ivermectin is a product that goes into the bird's bloodstream in order to rid of the mites, I'm not sure of the effects it could have while your hen is laying and if there will be consequences when it comes to the future eggs she will lay till finishing the clutch.
At this point, my advice to you would be to candle the eggs that were laid, if they are not fertile then chuck them out and remove the nest box (which will need to be disinfected from the mites), treat your budgie couple and wash and disinfect the whole cage and accessories.
Budgies need to be in top physical health in order to do a good job raising healthy young and while the mite problem is easy to solve, it's best to take care of it before allowing her to breed.
As to the food bowl, you can get one that has a top on and that way she won't be pooping directly onto the seed.
RIP sweet Tito (Summer 2008 - January 17th 2013).
You are missed and never will be forgotten.
Last edited by aluz; 07-25-2015 at 08:28 AM.
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