Mites and other questions

GilbertsHuman

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I have a pet male black turkey. He is a big pet and is loved by our family. He showed up at my mom and dad‘s house when my dad was in hospice and has been a great source of laughter and entertainment when it was hard to find throughout dad‘s illness and death. My 92 year old mom just loves him. I know very little about turkeys and I am hoping I can find some guidance here. His name is Gilbert. I have been treating him for what I assume are mites with diamatacious earth. I have only been doing this for a few days and it doesn’t really seem to bother him. Does anyone else use this method to control mites? Also I am attaching a photograph of his waddle that has white, raised spots. What are they? Are they normal? Thanks so much.
 

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I have a pet male black turkey. He is a big pet and is loved by our family. He showed up at my mom and dad‘s house when my dad was in hospice and has been a great source of laughter and entertainment when it was hard to find throughout dad‘s illness and death. My 92 year old mom just loves him. I know very little about turkeys and I am hoping I can find some guidance here. His name is Gilbert. I have been treating him for what I assume are mites with diamatacious earth. I have only been doing this for a few days and it doesn’t really seem to bother him. Does anyone else use this method to control mites? Also I am attaching a photograph of his waddle that has white, raised spots. What are they? Are they normal? Thanks so much.
Get rid of the diatomaceous earth. Check for proper mite treatments in the Emergencies forum. Use the same procedures for the turkey as they recommend for other poultry.

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