So I got a rescued racing homer pigeon the other week, and today I was handing him as normal when I got home from work and I felt something crawling on me. It was two long, thin bugs. I googled, and sure enough, they're feather lice. They look exactly like this: https://c8.alamy.com/comp/BC8FKC/duck-feather-lice-anatoecus-on-a-feather-BC8FKC.jpg I HATE dealing with any types of mites/lice on birds, after a mite infestation in the house a few years back due to a wild bird nest on our porch... But that's a story for another day lol. Obviously I freaked, and began googling how to treat this. I didn't have much in terms of treatment at home, but I did have some Permethrin. I read this thread here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/permethrin-use-on-pigeons.1233476/ And seen that it was ok for them! So with the directions from there, I mixed up a Permethrin dip for him (In a bucket of 4L of warm water, 70-80ML of Permethrin, mixed with Palmolive dish soap) . I dipped him in (except for his head), and held him there maybe 20 seconds max. I took him out, rinsed him slightly, then began blowdrying him. Didn't get him 100% dry, but got him a lot dryer than he was. I then wiped down his cage completely with some permethrin on my rag, and changed the papers in his cage. He seems a bit shook up from the ordeal, and I can't say I blame him. He stumbles a bit when he walks, but that may be due to stress from that sudden chain of events? I'm giving him some time to relax and calm down. He seems to be alert like normal, which is good. Good news is that it appears to have worked a bit. Finding dead lice on him already. I know i'll have to do some other round of treatment later on for any eggs that hatch, and I really don't want to dip him in permethrin again, since I know that was super stressful for him. Any other ways to treat feather lice on pigeons?? I also have my original pigeon, Percy, and I'm not sure if she has any or not. I haven't SEEN any on her yet, but there's always that possibility. They aren't in the same cage, but I'd like to get her treated too just in case!