Thank you so much for the welcomes and speedy replies!
Now that I think about it, I have been seeing a lot of scratching from Pidgey and Hedwig, in particular. They've also been rubbing their heads against their perches as well. There has also been a lot of fluff lying around their cage and the floors. I honestly do not know how they got the mites. I got them in this January and if I'm not mistaken, mites take a while to show? Perhaps they were already infested when I first bought them home?
Anyway back to fixing the problem! --
I don't think I'll be able to get them to an avian vet quick enough and I want to start treatment as soon as possible. I think the closest avian vet is about an hour or two away and I've got school. No-one at home can get them there either, so I'm beginning to look into the treatments they sell at pet stores.
When I get home today, I will definitely be disinfecting everything. I'm a little lost though. I hear that there are home remedies, like swapping the infected areas with vaseline and paraffin oil. Apparently, it's supposed to suffocate the mites? What are your thoughts on that? To be honest, I'm a little hesitant on that method. The last time I can came close to the birds with a cotton swap, they started biting it! And I feel like when they groom each other, they're going to get a mouthful of vaseline.
I've been looking at these two treatments from the store:
1. Aristopet Bird Scaly Face & Leg Treatment
This has the liquid paraffin in it.
2. Vetafarm Avimec Budgie Topical Liquid
Vetafarm Avimec Budgie Topical Liquid 50ml
I've been reading on some other forums and a lot of the breeders have been saying that Ivermectin is supposed to be really good at getting rid of the mites.
Which one should I get? I wish I could get them to an avian vet but I haven't got the time or money to do so..
Thank you so much again!!