so my birds have lice. it is dead winter here. this is what i am doing (for future people)
#1 bathed her as mentioned earlier, and took FOREVER to blow dry her, but i wanted to know for future reference. i saw she had eggs, but did not go digging for live ones, i assumed they were on her. after bath i dug around and saw no live ones. then i rubbed virgin coconut oil on her.
#2 i saw eggs and a few live ones. i dumped some VCO on her.
#3-#60 i had dust bathed them in DE, wood ash and a bit of sand to make it easy to grasp
#61-#73, we were tired and worn out, they were the harder to catch so we just dumped the dust mix on them.
#1, 2 i did on thursday, the others on friday.
today is saturday. i picked up 5 random birds, they all still had live lice on them.
i picked up #1, no live lice. eggs are still there, feathers are still greasy from VCO.
#2 no live lice. eggs are still there, but feathers are hardened due to VCO. so, eggs are smothered in VCO with essentially no way out.
im going to grab a few more that i see live lice on and get VCO on them, and take note in a day or two. ill update.