Hi all, I hope you can help me....Macky is 1 year old and gradually over the last 4mths has developed a couple of strange symmetrical Ďbumpsí under his nostrils, on either side of his cere. They donít appear to bother him (not scratching or rubbing at them).
I took him to the vet at the start of Dec and mentioned I thought it may be Scaly Mite. He seemed to think that was the only possibility and gave us some Aristopet Scaly Face treatment which we applied as instructed. After the 4 day treatment there was no noticeable change. I have looked online till Iím cross eyed for images showing a similar condition, to no avail. Sorry if the photos arenít great, gosh he moves a lot! Lol. Has anyone seen this kind of issue before? Can anyone confirm it is or isnít scaly face? Has anyone treated with Aristopet Scaly Face treatment and seen no change?
Thank you for your response
We live in rural NSW (Australia) and don’t have access to an avian vet. I am confused by your comment about the Aristopet Scaly Face treatment not being safe? As it is “For the treatment of scaly face and scaly leg caused by external parasite (Cnemidocoptes pilae) in budgerigars, canaries, finches and parrots.” I only found out about Ivermectin after my appointment and the one dose certainly sounds like a less invasive Treatment.
I did a little looking for the product you have and I see that the 2 active ingredients are 75 G / L Benzyl Benzoate. 790 G / L Liquid Paraffin, because this is a topical application I would also be concerned that it could get into the mouth or the nares and be problematic. The problem may not even be mites. Vetafarm, an Australian company has Scatt, here is a link to the product on their site https://vetafarm.com/product/scatt/