Small shiny mites on my new African lovebird

by Jay
(India, )

Hi,
I am from India and very new with keeping African lovebirds. A few moments ago I saw a small shiny insect on my birds head, it immediately vanished inside the fetahers of the head. I have inspected both the birds now, was not able to find anything. Now I feel the birds are restless and pruning themselves quite a lot.
Can I get something easily to relieve them of their mites. I stay in interiors of India, and have no access to a vet, delivery for online shopping will take weeks to reach. Please help.

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Feb 10, 2012
Small shiny mites on my new African lovebird
by: Linda

No, there is nothing you need to use unless an Avian Vet gives it to you. Until you know what this is, you cannot treat it without hurting your birds. Below is a link to help with finding an Avian Vet, and if that does not work, a regular vet may be able to help with what these parasites are and what to do about them.

Find an Avian Vet
Linda

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