enlarged toes (feet) ,loss of feathers around eye

by valerie Murphy
(Lakefield, Ontario, Canada)

my parakeet has developed enlarged toes (feet) and they seem to be tender. Also loss of feathers around one eye. She seems to be itching alot and perhaps I am dealing with a parasite or mite?

Please help.

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Jan 27, 2009
Possible bird mites
by: The Vet

Yes, mites are very possible. You should have an avian veterinarian examine your bird in order to administer the correct treatment. Do not use any over the counter treatments of any kind, be they for mites or other illnesses. These only make things worse.

Dr. B

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