Budgerigars, and many other bird species, can be struck by the burrowing mite (Knemidokoptes ssp.), more commonly known as Scaly Face Mite. In budgies, mostly the head is affected (especially the beak, the cere, and the eyelids). Also, the legs and feet can be affected and in really severe cases the area around the bird's vent will show signs of infestation.
Vetafarm Avimec is a topical 'drop on' liquid for the treatment of Scaly Face Mite (Knemidokoptes pilae) in budgerigars. Avimec is for external use only and is safe to use in conjunction with food additives and supplements and with other oral medications.
Dosage and administration: Birds less than 30g body weight apply 1 drop, Birds between 30-100g body weights apply 2 drops. Repeat application weekly for three doses. Place drops on an unfeathered area of skin.
Safe and effective treatment for scaly face mite in budgerigars
For external use only, apply onto an unfeathered area of skin
Full recovery may take 6 to 8 weeks
All birds in aviary must be treated
Safe for use with other parasite treatments, medications, and supplements