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Posted by Kitty.J on 8/18/06
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    On 8/05/06, Jen wrote:
    > On 8/04/06, Teri wrote:
    >> Could someone please give me some advise...
    >> I have just found little red bugs..and some darker colored
    >> ones in some of my canary cages.
    >> Upon a closer look they are on some of my birds.
    >> Im freaking out here!
    >> Please tell me the best way to clear this up!
    >> Thanks!
    > There are some sprays that can be obtained from your local
    > pet store that you can spray onto your bird, but first his
    > cage must be completed scrubbed clean (roof, walls, and
    > floor) and rinsed thoroughly with clean water. These red
    > mites suck the blood of your canary and can be very
    > debilitating. If I were you, however, I would seek the help
    > of an avian veterinarian, as some of the sprays can be used
    > incorrectly and can kill your canary. Please keep us posted.
    > Jen

    Its best not to spray these pestisides on animals unless
    proven by a vet. Take out your birds and clean them off and if
    possible spray a bit of the pestisides on a wash cloth and
    gently dab her feathers and legs and toes with the cloth then
    rinse her off and make sur enone gets in your birds beak or
    mouth. Then if you can let her fly in a room (not the room the
    cages were in or the birdsw were in before) and then wash the
    cages in the showers and bleech them and spray the pestisides
    on them, let it stand for a while then spray it again and make
    sure it is dry before you attempt to put your brids back in
    the cages. Throw awya any wooden purches you may have and get
    plastic one. It is also best to throw away any food cups if
    they see felthy. If this is not possible makes sure you wash
    the cups in boiling hot water and clean them off. Also if you
    have plastic purchase wash those off to.. If the food cups or
    purchase have any cracks of any kind throw them away because
    this may be where the mites may be hiding... spray the room
    where the birds are kept and it prefered to keep the birds out
    of that room for a few days and keep spraying the infected
    area. It is also advised to call a bird vet and talk to them.