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    Budgies for Sale - Getting Rid of Mites

    ArticleParrot AdviceThursday 09 December 2010
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    Budgies for sale are a very popular choice of pet bird. However, a budgie bird needs to be looked after and cared for in certain ways to ensure he is healthy and happy. A pet budgie can fall victim to mites, which are very common problem for birds that are not cared for properly, but also can be found in the most spoiled of birds. You must act fast when you discover these little horrors on your budgie.

     

    There are different types of mites that can bother budgies for sale, and looking out for the symptoms is an important way of looking after them.

    • Birds that have red mites (or feather mites) make them very restless during the night. Small red or grey dots will be visible on the budgie’s body, which could be moving around.
    • Face mites or leg mites leave pockmarks on the affected areas.
    • Call your vet if you think the case is severe.

     

    Clean your budgie bird cage properly by washing it out with a water and bleach solution. Rinse it well with fresh water and leave it do dry. Soak toys and perches that are not wooden in the bleach water too and remember to rinse.

     

    Now, apply a mite spray to the budgie bird as directed by the instructions on the label. If the symptoms do not improve over the next couple of days, it is probably worth calling your vet for more help.

     

    Often, it can be a good idea to spray your carpet with the mite spray to eradicate any strays. In extreme cases you may need to call an exterminator to treat the house.

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