What's this bug?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Matzwd, Aug 25, 2019.

  1. Matzwd

    Matzwd Songster

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    My sweetie hopped on my arm today for snuggle time, and I felt a tiny prickle on my arm soon after she hopped off. What is this bug? Some sort of parasite?
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  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    I don't think that's a mite,
    looks like 6 legs(?) and weevil-ish,
    (could have picked up kinds of thing off the ground)
    but better check them over...

    Bugs check
    Have you checked them over real well for mites and/or lice?

    Google images of lice/mites and their eggs before the inspection so you'll know what you're looking for.

    Part the feathers right down to the skin around vent, head/neck and under wings.

    Best done well after dark with a strong flashlight/headlight, easier to 'catch' bird and also to check for the mites that live in structure and only come out at night to feed off roosting birds.

    Wipe a white paper towel along the underside of roost to look for red smears(smashed well fed mites).
     
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  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I agree. I would check them. I use a head lamp so I have my hands free.
     
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  4. Sue Gremlin

    Sue Gremlin Songster

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    Not a parasite.
     
  5. WthrLady

    WthrLady Crowing

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    Weevil and it's adorable !
     
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