1. MED747

    MED747 Out Of The Brooder

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    Aug 13, 2011
    How can I tell if my birds have mites
     
  2. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2009
    For mites you may have to go out with a flash light at night to check. They're very hard to see, but you should be able to see them on the birds during the night if they have any.

    Another sign is matted "dirty" feathers on the undersides of wings and other areas.

    Lice are easier to spot, they usually hang around the vent and neck area, and you can at least see their eggs. They are in white deposits at the base of the feathers.
     

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