Scaly Face Mites burrow under the skin of the featherless areas of budgerigars causing severe damage and deformities to the beak, cere and eyelids. Avimec is a safe and effective drop on treatment, protecting birds from mite infestation.
Scaly Face Mite (or Burrowing Mites) are common parasites that infect budgerigars. The mite burrows into featherless areas of the bird, feeding on keratin and leaving characteristic honeycomb lesions as they burrow deeper into the tissue around the cere. If left untreated these burrowing mites will cause severe deformities of the beak, to the point that eating and drinking become very difficult and birds can actually starve to death.
Vetafarm’s Avimec is a highly effective treatment against Scaly Face Mite and is simple to administer. Treating this mite requires patience, and multiple treatments over time, depending on the condition of the bird and severity of the infestation. It can be as simple as applying Avimec and keeping on track with treatments – if you do this you’ll subdue this despicable mite with little hassle. These mites only live on the body, so it is not necessary to treat the cage with a mite spray.
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