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I've had kermit for a few months now, I bought him with only half his top beak (pet store think he was born like it) he's absolutely fine in himself, eating, drinking, playing, flying around and pooping well, but I noticed his cere started to go abit crusty ( he was going though a moult at the time) so I sprayed him with a water bottle thinking it was just drying out as we had the heating on. But I noticed today how black and flaky his actual beak is now. Would you say it's mites? I'm calling the vet tomorrow as his lower beak needs a trim anyway but thought you guys might be able to give me a heads up
That looks like a very bad case of mites.
Remember that every thing in his cage will need to be thoroughly and deeply cleaned and disinfected when he's treated.
Additionally mites can burrow down into rope perches, etc. so those may need to be disposed of and replaced if you use them for Kermit.
Please let us know how things go at the vet.
Been to the vets and we're giving him the spot on treatment for mites, got to go back 2 more times over 2 weeks for couple more drops. I've cleaned everything out whilst I had him in his travel cage, food bowls, water dishes toys and perches etc. He doesn't have any rope perches thankfully. Will I have to keep cleaning his cage until hes had his last treatment? When would you advise to disinfect his cage again?