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    How to Get Rid of Lice on Your Amazon Parrots

    ArticleParrot AdviceTuesday 05 July 2011
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    Amazon parrots, particularly those parrots for sale that have lived with other birds in close quarters or even outside, can be prone to getting lice. Fruit flies and flour moths might also roost inside the parrot's cage and latch onto the feathers of the bird. Therefore, it is important to clean the cage and use a safe insecticide to get rid of the bugs, as they can lead to feather plucking and other illnesses that generally make your bird very unhappy.

     Source a bird-safe insecticide (such as Diatoms). It needs to be bird-safe as many parrots cannot be exposed to certain synthetic chemicals.

     Remove the Amazon parrot from its cage, while you clean it. Get rid of old food, wash the water bottle with hot water and sweep out all the debris in the bottom of the cage. Then, scrub the cage so it is as clean as you can make it. A dirty, unhygenic space is an ideal breeding ground for bugs, so cleanse the area.

    Read the instructions on the reverse of the insecticide spray. Make sure you only spray as often as recommended. Spray inside the cage and around the area where the parrot perches.

    Hold the parrot and groom in between its feathers. Manually remove any fruit flies, lice or other bugs you can see on its body. Then, put it back into the cage.

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