Fleas & Mites in my ostriches

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by jd6300, Aug 31, 2015.

  1. jd6300

    jd6300 New Egg

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    Can anyone recommend a product which you can mix in with sand to help control mites and fleas in my Ostriches?

    Thank you!
     
  2. birdeo

    birdeo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sevin dust will be fine, diatomaceous earth may would even be helpful.
    Can get both at Lowes home improvement or Home depot, any garden center etc.
     
  3. jd6300

    jd6300 New Egg

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    Thanks for the advice, I'll give one of these items you suggested a try!
     
  4. birdeo

    birdeo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're welcome.
    Meant to add if you get the d. earth get the food grade kind, not the kind used for swimming pools.
    ( If at lowes, home depot it would be in the garden center area )
    Personally I think you'd have better/faster results with the sevin dust.
     
  5. briefvisit

    briefvisit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This interests me. I can't get close enough to pull the (sometimes much engorged) ticks from my tame-wild birds. I see them scratching themselves all the all the all the time.

    The opportunity to examine them under their feathers, to determine the presence of ticks and ? and ?, would be most interesting.

    A couple of years ago, I killed a four-foot snake, and examined it (before it went on the ants' nest). It had two dozen ticks under its scales.

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  6. clark-farm

    clark-farm Out Of The Brooder

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    Quickest way to deal with mites and such is ivomec wormer which covers mites and mange as well. All ratites should be wormed twice a year with Ivomec. I use the pig version
     

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