budgie itching till he bleeds

by randy hughs

My parakeet has a spot on his belly that he keeps itching, it actually started bleeding today.. i sprayed him with mite spray and it worked for two days, today he started again and is bleeding this time. What could it be?

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Aug 21, 2015
Bird scratching until bleeding
by: Tracie

Over the counter bird mite treatments are toxic, and it's best to never treat for something that has not been diagnosed. All that does is potentially allow something wrong to get worse, while you lower the bird's immune system with chemicals it doesn't need. Your bird could end up with a severe infection since it is scratching until bleeding.

Please use this Find an Avian Vet link to find an avian vet for your bird so it can be examined to determine what is wrong and what the potential treatment might be.

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