quail lice

Discussion in 'Quail' started by zayn, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. zayn

    zayn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if quail have a roughly 1-10 max lice under their feathers is that tolerable? i sprayed them with johnsons anti-mite/lice extra with permerethin which lasted maybe two months, now i have spotted a couple of lce under wings again? is that ok or shall i respray?

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  2. Invision

    Invision Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you tried any DE in their dust baths?
     
  3. zayn

    zayn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whats DE? i dont know if they have that here in uk, but they dont have too much lice maybe the odd couple is that ok?
     
  4. FeelFree

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    Diatomaceous Earth
     
  5. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    DO NOT use diatomaceous earth. If the package says that humans should wear respirators when handling DE then it definitely shouldn't be put in with birds. You can get silicosis from handling it as well.

    DE is a crystal that has minute sharp edges on every angle, it is terrible for your lungs to breath it. Now imagine if your lungs were only the size of a quarter?

    Further it's been proven to only be somewhat effective and usually only at preventing internal parasites carried by other bugs.

    Use sevin dust in their dust bowls. Sevin dust is a chemical but is proven safe for use around all types of animals and humans. It's much safer and healthier for everyone involved.
     
  6. Invision

    Invision Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have not had any issues with my DE, but mine is also food grade. Has no warning labels and made in the US, now I don't go and shove my noes into and take a huge sniff...

    Birds have had it in their dust bowls for over 5 months and haven't shown any signs illness or fatigue.

    This is what I bought http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JJ71LW6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I don't recommend getting it in your nose though, dries it out fast...
     
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  7. Invision

    Invision Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've also found that it kills Bees (not what I want since I am a beekeeper) and drops ants like no tomorrow, so I am assuming anything with an exoskeleton is fair game. I also only put a teaspoon in about 10lbs of sand.
     
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  8. zayn

    zayn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for the advice friends, need to get some sevin dust now. advice much appreciated

    zayn
     

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