My vet saw the mites immediately. It seems like yours would have, too. Though, what would be the harm of treating her for mites if euthanasia is the other option?I've left a message with the vet, so hopefully will get more info today about the cost of skin scraping, etc. She looks better this morning, although I saw one little spot of blood. It seems so up and down, one day she's bleeding and I'm thinking it's awful, then the next day it seems dried up and I have hope. If it was something like mites and I could easily treat it, I would be ecstatic. I just haven't seen any signs. My husband and I looked this morning with flashlight and magnifying glass and didn't see anything. It's hard to see under the feathers of course.
Have you heard of it happening in birds before?Allergy to mite saliva...wow, that's so obvious that I can't believe I didn't think of that as a possibility! Besides the other treatment tries, can you give her some garlic in her water OP?? Make her taste as unappetizing as possible.
I'm reaching, too, but anything's possible. And we're all pulling for Penny the Pekin.
Yeah, that was my thought. And it does present like flea allergy dermatitis.I have not heard of it in birds, no. But in people, in cats & in dogs, yes. So psyiologically, it doesn't seem like it's that much of a stretch into the realm of possible.
But again, until a scraping is done & the results are in, we're just guessing.