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What is your budgie's name?

Here are a couple of options for Veterinarians for your budgie.

Il-Veterinarju - Small and Exotic Pet Clinic
134 Triq Il-Kungress Ewkaristiku, Il-Mosta MST 9035, Malta

Dr Luke Sultana is a small animal Veterinarian practicing in Malta, with a special interest in Avian and Exotic animal medicine.
Apart from home visits, he attends numerous consult practices around the island. He can be contacted on 79822141

The purpose of this forum is to promote the BEST PRACTICES in the care of budgies for their optimal Health and Well-Being

Locating an Avian Veterinarian
Avian Vets have special training to determine the cause of symptoms resulting from illness or trauma.
This is important as "regular" vets will often overlook symptoms that are quickly obvious to an Avian Vet.
When you rely on anyone who has not had training in Avian diagnosis and care, you may be delaying effective treatment.
This can prolong suffering that may be avoidable.
The bird will often require a more intense, prolonged treatment with a poorer chance of full recovery than it would have if you seek prompt professional diagnosis and treatment at the first sign of illness.
If there are no Avian Vets near you, please find an Exotic Pet Veterinarian with experience in dealing with small birds.

A Healthy Diet for your Budgie
Quality Seed Mix
CuttleBones, Mineral Blocks and Manu Clay Roses
Safe Foods for Budgies
The Truth about GRIT

Please take the time to read through the Site Guidelines, the FAQs, the Budgie Articles and all of the Stickies located at the top of each section of the forum.
Truly, the very BEST advice anyone can offer you is to take the time to read ALL of the stickies throughout the various Talk Budgie forums as well as the Budgie Articles we have posted.
(Stickies are threads “stuck” at the top of each forum sub-section)

These are great resources for Talk Budgie members and have a wealth of reliable information which will assist you to learn the best practices in caring for your budgies for their optimal health and well-being.

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Do NOT use any type of anti-lice spray or him feathers. You may get it in the budgie's eyes or nares.
Additionally, the budgie will ingest the spray when cleaning it's feathers and that is not a good thing!

If he has mites then he needs to be treated with ivermectin spot-on treatment or Scatt for birds.
Scatt for Birds
Look on-line to see if it can be shipped to your country.

I do not see signs of scaly mites in the pictures you posted.
All I can see is there seems to be something brown to one side of the budgie's beak in the first picture -- what is that?

Is that what you are referencing as a scab?

You should not self-administer ANY medication to your budgie such as "panadols".
If you are unable to take your budgie to a veterinarian then you should contact one of the On-Line Avian Veterinarians for professional assistance.

Using Epsom Salts on your bird and "tapping on the scab" (whatever you mean by that?) is NOT recommended.

Your budgie needs more than just seed to have a healthy diet. Did you read the links in the post I made above in this thread?

Any pet, no matter the cost or whether it was "free", is a living breathing creature.
When a person "adopts" a pet, that individual assumes the responsibility of caring for that animal.

The pet is totally dependent on the owner for everything, including receiving the medical care and attention it deserves if it becomes ill or injured.
Those who believe that the expense of having a pet ends should be only the cost of the pet plus food, housing and toys are leaving out the most important part of the equation.

Giving the animal adequate medical care is integral part of providing it with a safe and loving home.

Diet is ALWAYS a huge part in the health of any animal as is the cleanliness of the animal's housing conditions.
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