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So I'm new to budgies and I got mine only about a couple of months ago. She seems to have crusty growth on her feet and she's always pecking herself(as in itching). I was not sure whether she had a problem for her feet or not in the beginning because I didn't know how their feet usually look like but now I'm sure she has got a problem. The same goes to her beak too. Can someone tell me what's wrong with her and how I can treat her? I can't access a vet as the nearest available vet in my country is really far and they don't treat birds. Thank you!!
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She might have scaly face mites. If you do a Google search, you'll come across some awful pictures. If she has scaly face mites, then either obtain a bird-safe dose of Ivermectin from an avian vet, or buy Vetafarm Scatt (Moxydectin) over the Internet.

Avian vet search: Association of Avian Veterinarians
Vetafarm Scatt: Scatt from Vetafarm for treating air sac mites and scaly face

Please post some pictures of her face and feet. https://talkbudgies.com/how-guides/17...otobucket.html
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It definitely sounds as if your little budgie has scaly mites.
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Welcome to talk budgies...

I agree with Susan and Deb, scaley face mites are probably the issue. Your budgie also need's to have it's nail's trimmed, as they are pretty overgrown. A trip to a good avian vet would be a good thing for you to consider...
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put olive oil all over her feet, and carefully put it on her cere. Do this everyday and after a week, if there is no change in appearance, you'll need to get her to a vet. But the Olive oil will smother the mites, the vet can get you ivermectin which will cure the mites faster. But the olive oil will at least make them better.

Also, you'll want to wash out her cage with vinegar/water mixture.. cleaning every bit of it.
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Thank you for your help!! But I read on another website that diluted Dettol helps. Is it true?
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hello I would definitely not use Dettol, you can buy Ivemctin over the net, use either Amazon or EBay the product is not expensive and is one drop treatment to the back of the neck on the skin. Budgies can become very sick if left untreated . In Australia the product is called avimec. I travel an hour and a half each way to an avian vet for my budgies it is hard to find a good vet who you can trust. In the mean time use the olive oil but the Ivermectin is what you need. Also start to get an emergency first aid kit together for your birds. read through the stickies here on the forum for some tips on what you need.
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I agree with Cathy, Ivermectin is the best medication for mites.. Please set an appointment to an avian vet, ok? Update us on her progress.
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Is ivermectin the same as the one used on humans ? If so, what's the dosage?
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Is ivermectin the same as the one used on humans ? If so, what's the dosage?
You really need to take your budgie to the Avian Vet and have her treated for the scaly mites and have her nails trimmed as they are much too long.

Please get some natural wood perches to replace the plastic perches in her cage.
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