air sac mite
by Diana Chen
(Sunnyvale, Ca, USA)
I got a young male canary which has air sac mite infection. I gave the bird one drop of Scatt on his upper leg under the feather 3 days ago; however, all the symptons (coughing, open mouth breathing) are still there.
Before I gave the bird Scatt drop, I used hot water and mite spary to clean the entire cage. I boiled the glass food and water contianers in hot water to kill the mites. One more thing, my bird has exteremly good appetite. He just eats a lot everyday. Is there anything wrong? Anyway, I wonder is there anything else I can do to save my bird? How long take it to stop the symptons and recover? Thank you!