Scaly Face Mites burrow under the skin of the featherless areas of budgerigars causing severe damage and deformities to the beak, cere and eyelids. Avimec is a safe and effective drop on treatment, protecting birds from mite infestation.
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Scaly Face Mite (or Burrowing Mites) are common parasites that infect budgerigars. The mite burrows into featherless areas of the bird, feeding on keratin. The mites leave characteristic honeycomb lesions as they burrow deeper into the tissue around the cere. Eventually, they make their way down the beak, affecting not only the beak but the cere and eyelids. The mites also attack the legs and feet of the bird, and in really severe cases, the bird’s vent can be infested.
The damage caused to the tissue can be extremely painful. If left untreated these burrowing mites will cause severe deformities of the beak, to the point that eating and drinking become very difficult and birds can actually starve to death.
Scaly Face Mites are harmless to humans, so there is no risk of an infection to us, however the mites are highly contagious to birds and any infection must be contained! You can only do this by treating all the birds in your aviary.
Vetafarm’s Avimec is a highly effective treatment against Scaly Face Mite and is simple to administer. Treating this mite may require patience, and multiple treatments over time, depending on the condition of the bird and severity of the infestation. It can be as simple as applying Avimec and keeping on track with treatments – if you do this you’ll subdue this despicable mite with little hassle. These mites only live on the body, so it is not necessary to treat the cage with a mite spray.
Directions for use: For External use only.
Dosage and administration: Birds less than 30g body weight apply 1 drop, Birds between
30-60g body weights apply 2 drops. Repeat application weekly for three doses. Place drops on an unfeathered area of skin, on the thigh or under the wing – DO NOT apply directly to the affected area as this may cause irritation. Treat all birds in the aviary. Full recovery may take up to 6 weeks.
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TO AVOID UNNECESSARY PAIN AND DISTRESS WHEN USING THE PRODUCT OTHER THAN AS DIRECTED ON THE LABEL.
Restraints: This product must not be used on any animal producing or intended to produce food for human consumption.
Store below 25°C (air conditioning)
18 months from the date of manufacture