Budgie parakeets > Diseases of cage birds > Bird lice or mites

Bird lice or mites

In case your bird looks lean and out of order, if he is restless, especially at night, and is continually picking his feathers, you will usually find that he is infested with mites. Throw a white cloth over his cage at night and in the morning you will doubtless find many of the tiny red insects. It sometimes seems as though these must come out of the air, as they get on the bird regardless of the best care and attention.

Contact your vet for diagnosis and for special anti bird lice medicine.