So its not Meraks its mites. Puff-ette has the nasty of nasty going on in her head. As per my last post, I thought she might have Meraks after a sudden weakness/ apparent leg paralysis but nope. Shes very anemic weak but is still eating and drinking like a pig! Now how do I get them off? I just started rinsing her head and they are pouring out. Ive trimmed her puff and have some Adams and DE but Im not sure if or how much I can get on her head without her swallowing or inhaling it. She thinks shes drowning as it is. I dont want to traumatize the poor thing! Can the vet give her anything to kill them or do they just wash as well? Her appointment is Monday morning but I cant sleep knowing shes being eaten alive and those ****ers are crawling into my wood floors. I am beyond upset at the moment. Any suggestions on how to get them off without killing her??? And Im taking a vote. All in favor of mite extinction, raise you wing. 1) What type of bird: 4 year old bant. Polish. 2 lbs 4 oz (down 6 oz from last week) 2) What is the behavior: weak, mites everywhere, semi-lethargic, cant walk 3) How long has the bird been exhibiting symptoms: 5 days 4) Are other birds exhibiting the same symptoms: nope 5) Is there any bleeding, injury, broken bones or other sign of trauma: none visible 6) What happened, if anything that you know of, that may have caused the situation: nada 7) What has the bird been eating and drinking: 2 c water, corn starter, fruit & veggies, vitamin drops, baby bird formula 8) How does the poop look? Normal runny, not terribly unusual 9) What has been the treatment you have administered so far: moved inside, started vitamins, rinsed puff. 10 ) What is your intent as far as treatment? Get them off ASAP and vet on Monday 12) Describe the housing/bedding in use: on newspaper and towels.