Cross beak & Lice

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sunnysilkie, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. sunnysilkie

    sunnysilkie Out Of The Brooder

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    Jul 24, 2011
    Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Hiya!

    So I have a little white Silkie called Sunny. She has a crossed beak. She eats and drinks well but she is infested with lice. Her beak is crossed so she can't groom herself properly. Her neck and wings are covered with eggs and everywhere you part her feathers there are heaps, and I mean HEAPS of big and little lice. I don't know how to get rid of them. Is there something I can do to her groom and get these off?

    Thanks!
     
  2. GreenGoddess

    GreenGoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    St Pauls, NC
  3. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

    Apr 30, 2009
    Keokuk County
    Once you get rid of the mites/lice, you can add sevin dust to her dust bath to help maintain and prevent further infestation.
     

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