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Old 12-08-2018, 12:02 PM
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I want to ask if my budgie is sick. I'm asking because I can see something white on beak and cere.

It is Knemidocoptiasis ?

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It appears your budgie has Scaly Mites.
Have you taken it to an Avian Vet?

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.

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It appears your budgie has Scaly Mites.
Have you taken it to an Avian Vet?
No. I have this bird for a week, and I thought his beak is dirty. But today I realised that something is wrong so I asked here.

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Should I go to the vet tomorrow with this ?
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Yes, you definitely should. Scaly face mites can get much, much worse and this is already a fairly serious case.
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Ok. I will bring him to the vet tomorrow, and post result here.

I also want to ask about another bird. It is Scaly face too or it is healthy ?



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If these 2 birds live together they will both need treatment.
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Your birds are adorable and yes, that is scaley face mites. If both birds live in the same cage or even the same room, both birds will need treatment, as stated above.

Scaley mites are very contagious between birds; this is why they both need treatment. While you're waiting for the vet visit, be sure to clean their cage thoroughly as well as throw out any fabric or rope toys, as the mites could burrow in there and hide. As for wooden and metal and hard plastic toys, take them out of the cage and clean them with boiling water and vinegar to disinfect them. You'll have to keep things very clean

Once your budgies have the treatment (the veterinarian should prescribe a medicine called Ivermectin, it's applied in one drop between the wings), they should start feeling better in a few weeks.

Let us know how things go!

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Actually the green bird died two months ago due to old age. So they don't live together. I just asked if he had scaly face mites.

About white-blue bird. I was at the vet today, and he confirmed scaly face mites.
He applied some kind of ointment on the beak, and cere. I need visit him again next week, and in two weeks, to repeat this.

Hope everything will be ok with my bird.
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Was the vet an Avian Vet?

The best way to get rid of scaly mites is to use a Spot-On Treatment of Ivermectin or Scatt.
Ointments are not generally used by Avian Vets.

While it is very challenging for people who live in countries with no Avian Vets, there are steps you can take to help ensure your budgies' health.

With the right motivation, you can work with an exotic or regular veterinarian to get the proper care for your budgie(s).

You will want to do as much research as you can and learn as much about budgies and the best practices for their care so you can provide your little ones with the best possible life.

We have a member in India who has done this and has developed a great relationship with a regular vet.
With the member's research and the vet's collaboration, they have found ways of providing care for her budgie that she would have not been able to manage otherwise.

When you develop a good relationship with a regular veterinarian, that individual can collaborate via telephone or Skype with Avian Veterinarians in other countries if necessary to get assistance in appropriate diagnosing and prescribing treatment for your Avian companions.

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I want to report how it looks today.
This is clinic for animals. I have only 1 km from home to vet. Actually in my city is winter, and I don't want to travel with bird far away. I called before arriving if I can come with a parrot, and they told me yes.

My bird is after 3 visits.
-10.12.2018
-17.12.2018
-23.12.2018

On the last visit there was another vet. He also applied medicine on skin on the back of the neck. Previous vet only applied medicine on beak. In New Year I have one more visit. Vet will decide what to do next if needed.
He told me the name of this medicine, but I forgot

Here are some photo from today:




What do you think ?

I also want to ask when can I buy second bird ? Because this bird is alone, and I want to buy him companion. I wanted to do this earlier but due to mites I couldn't. Please help.
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