Does this bird have scaly face mites? - Talk Budgies Forums


User Menu
Forum Home
Budgie Gallery
Budgie FAQ
Site Guidelines
How-To-Guide
Members List
Today's Posts
Log In
Register now!
Search



Advanced Search
Popular Forums
Announcements

Budgie Articles

Budgie Talk

Budgie Pictures

Budgie Videos

Budgie Behavior

Determining Gender

Your Budgie's Health

Taming and Bonding

Budgie Breeding

In Memory

Other Birds

Contests

Chit Chat

Site Information

Talk Network
Talk Budgies
Talk Cockatiels
Talk Parrotlets
Talk Parrots
Sponsored Ads

Go Back   Talk Budgies Forums > Budgie Talk > Your Budgie's Health


Your Budgie's Health Learn about avian health and vet care. This forum does not substitute for veterinary expertise.

Closed Thread
 
Short URL LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 10-02-2016, 03:24 PM
Member Spotlight Award Recipient
State:
 
Profile:BlueBirdNYC is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 1
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 808
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 588
Rep Power: 5
BlueBirdNYC is a name known to allBlueBirdNYC is a name known to allBlueBirdNYC is a name known to allBlueBirdNYC is a name known to allBlueBirdNYC is a name known to allBlueBirdNYC is a name known to all
Default Does this bird have scaly face mites?

I was in the pet store the other day where I bought my bird, & I took some photos of their birds. (Mutations I was curious about etc.) Check out the beak on this gray budgie .....face mites? This store has a *real* problem. If so, there are a lot of birds there to get infected. This gray one just started her baby molt. Looks uncomfortable.
Attached Thumbnails
Does this bird have scaly face mites?-20160928_150053_1475436186617.jpg   Does this bird have scaly face mites?-20160928_150031_1475436229088.jpg   Does this bird have scaly face mites?-20160928_150037_1475436261816.jpg  

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 10-02-2016, 03:38 PM
aluz's Avatar
Exceptional Service Award Recipient
State:
 
Profile:aluz is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 7
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Portugal
Posts: 21,788
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 19619
Rep Power: 56
aluz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond repute
Default

On the first picture, I'm seeing a little crust below the cere, where her cere meets the beak.
Unfortunately, she does seem to have early stages of scaly face mites.
__________________


RIP sweet Tito (Summer 2008 - January 17th 2013).
You are missed and never will be forgotten.
  #3  
Old 10-03-2016, 01:09 AM
damag's Avatar
Hatchling
 
Profile:damag is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 3
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 196
Gallery: 3
Karma:
Points: 550
Rep Power: 6
damag is a name known to alldamag is a name known to alldamag is a name known to alldamag is a name known to alldamag is a name known to alldamag is a name known to all
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aluz View Post
On the first picture, I'm seeing a little crust below the cere, where her cere meets the beak.
Unfortunately, she does seem to have early stages of scaly face mites.

Oh no scaly mites ! What is the treatment for early stage scaly mites? I once heard there were easy and effective home made treatments for scaly mites? Could you guide us on these?

How do you differentiate early stage of scaly mites and a cere that perhaps is naturally peeling?




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
I love you my little and beautiful feathered babies: Norvertita (Novi) Novi Lucila (Noviluz) and Bebito

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 10-03-2016, 05:38 AM
aluz's Avatar
Exceptional Service Award Recipient
State:
 
Profile:aluz is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 7
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Portugal
Posts: 21,788
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 19619
Rep Power: 56
aluz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by damag View Post
Oh no scaly mites ! What is the treatment for early stage scaly mites? I once heard there were easy and effective home made treatments for scaly mites? Could you guide us on these?

How do you differentiate early stage of scaly mites and a cere that perhaps is naturally peeling?




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
The most effective treatment, even for early stage mites is to get a spot-on Ivermectin based product and apply it on the back of the neck and directly into the skin.
By resorting to home made treatments, the full eradication of the mites may not be possible and with time the case can progress further.

The difference is by taking a good look at the beak/cere and seeing the pattern left on the area. With mites there is a thicker crust and you can see little clusters where the mites are located. The beak will also suffer lesions caused by the mites, this is very different from a normal peeling of the beak or when the skin on the cere is in the process of moulting.
__________________


RIP sweet Tito (Summer 2008 - January 17th 2013).
You are missed and never will be forgotten.
  #5  
Old 10-03-2016, 03:48 PM
Member Spotlight Award Recipient
State:
 
Profile:BlueBirdNYC is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 1
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 808
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 588
Rep Power: 5
BlueBirdNYC is a name known to allBlueBirdNYC is a name known to allBlueBirdNYC is a name known to allBlueBirdNYC is a name known to allBlueBirdNYC is a name known to allBlueBirdNYC is a name known to all
Default

I was at that same pet store yesterday... and saw some birds with the same condition...(scaly face mites) but even worse. Will post pics because I think it might be helpful for spotting this... and thanks Aluz for the great clarifications. I'm also going to post some video of some other birds at the same store... who were breathing out of their mouth. Which I believe is also a sign of mites... air sac mites. I will post these things... not to depress anyone (as it's certainly sad).... but for learning purposes, and so we can keep an eye out for what to keep looking for with any ill budgies.
  #6  
Old 10-03-2016, 04:17 PM
FaeryBee's Avatar
FaeryBee (Deborah)
Administrator



State:
 
Profile:FaeryBee is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 7
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 53,718
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 2575
Rep Power: 35
FaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BlueBirdNYC View Post
I was at that same pet store yesterday... and saw some birds with the same condition...(scaly face mites) but even worse. Will post pics because I think it might be helpful for spotting this... and thanks Aluz for the great clarifications. I'm also going to post some video of some other birds at the same store... who were breathing out of their mouth. Which I believe is also a sign of mites... air sac mites. I will post these things... not to depress anyone (as it's certainly sad).... but for learning purposes, and so we can keep an eye out for what to keep looking for with any ill budgies.
It would be best not to post pictures and videos of the birds at the store.
It is against our guidelines to show or discuss budgies being kept in undesirable conditions.

If people want to see what scaly mite conditions look like, they can simply do a google-search on their own.

There are steps to report the store should you wish to do so.

https://talkbudgies.com/general-budgi...onditions.html

https://talkbudgies.com/general-budgi...pet-store.html

__________________

  #7  
Old 10-03-2016, 09:05 PM
Member Spotlight Award Recipient
State:
 
Profile:BlueBirdNYC is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 1
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 808
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 588
Rep Power: 5
BlueBirdNYC is a name known to allBlueBirdNYC is a name known to allBlueBirdNYC is a name known to allBlueBirdNYC is a name known to allBlueBirdNYC is a name known to allBlueBirdNYC is a name known to all
Default

Ah... got it... thanks! My error.... I didn't realize that component of the guidelines. My mistake. I'll proceed accordingly, and many sincere thanks for the links. [Unfortunately I had this one store wrong. They're not a big box, so I thought they were a bit different ... but ugh, I was wrong. .... I'll handle accordingly. Thanks....]
  #8  
Old 10-03-2016, 10:31 PM
Member Spotlight Award Recipient
State:
 
Profile:BlueBirdNYC is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 1
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 808
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 588
Rep Power: 5
BlueBirdNYC is a name known to allBlueBirdNYC is a name known to allBlueBirdNYC is a name known to allBlueBirdNYC is a name known to allBlueBirdNYC is a name known to allBlueBirdNYC is a name known to all
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FaeryBee View Post


It would be best not to post pictures and videos of the birds at the store.
It is against our guidelines to show or discuss budgies being kept in undesirable conditions.

If people want to see what scaly mite conditions look like, they can simply do a google-search on their own.

There are steps to report the store should you wish to do so.

https://talkbudgies.com/general-budgi...onditions.html

https://talkbudgies.com/general-budgi...pet-store.html

I read both of those links. Immensely helpful. Thanks. ... The one small silver lining is I'm looking forward to contacting management/ownership of the store where I purchased my budgie & seeing about making sure their flock gets treated for mites. If I can help the birds & prevent future owners from getting surprised with a preventable condition...that would be good. My sense is, and I hope I'm correct, is that this store is at the moment uneducated vs. cavalierly neglectful. The staff seems to genuinely care, but aren't that informed. It's my understanding that there used to be someone on staff that was very knowledgeable about budgies...but has left in recent months. .... Whatever the situation.... I'm going to be tenacious in making sure their birds receive proper care.
  #9  
Old 10-03-2016, 10:53 PM
StarlingWings's Avatar
Super Moderator // MEMBER OF THE YEAR 2015


 
Profile:StarlingWings is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 1
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 17,553
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 12055
Rep Power: 38
StarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I hope that the store responds in a positive manner! Let us know how it goes
__________________

~StarlingWings~
and Princess Mallorn!
Thank you to Deb for her wonderful Faery magic
  #10  
Old 10-04-2016, 12:00 AM
Member Spotlight Award Recipient
State:
 
Profile:BlueBirdNYC is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 1
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 808
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 588
Rep Power: 5
BlueBirdNYC is a name known to allBlueBirdNYC is a name known to allBlueBirdNYC is a name known to allBlueBirdNYC is a name known to allBlueBirdNYC is a name known to allBlueBirdNYC is a name known to all
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by StarlingWings View Post
I hope that the store responds in a positive manner! Let us know how it goes

Thank you... will do
Closed Thread



Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:20 AM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright © 2000- 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2006 - , 2403 Networks LLC. All rights reserved.