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Parasitic Feather Mites in Birds



When your veterinarian has identified the mites as feather mites, sprays, powders or other medication will be prescribed. Treatment can administered orally or by injection, apart from the sprays and powders.


During and after the treatment, thoroughly clean the bird cases and nest boxes. If possible, replace them with new ones. This will help in preventing re-infestation.