On 1/11/06, Treasa wrote:
> Could someone tell me what they worm their canaries with,
> and and good or bad experiences with what they have used.
> I have recently got a male canary and have noticed a bald
> spot on his head...could this be casued by needing to be
> Thanks! :)
Worming any bird is not something that should be taken
lightly. The medication is strong, as it needs to be, and
often times the bird is not receptive to drinking the water
that it is in.
I have used Worm Out Gel wich works well and was endorsed by
my avian vet.
But before you do decide to do it, you should have a fecal
done to determine if your birds are truly infected.
Most cage birds are not infested as it is usually birds that
are kept outdoors and have access to soil.
A bald spot on the back of the head would not be an
indication of worms. There could be several reasons for this.
He might have been plucked by another bird or possibly has
mites. If he is kept singularly, the baldness will regrow if
it is plucking.
Mites can be seen if you cover the cage with a white cloth at
night and first thing in the morning, observe the cloth and
if the bird has mites, you will see the tiniest of smalle
reddish black dots on the cloth. This would be mites.