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Pest Control Supplies for care of pests, mites and lice in your Gouldian Finches and other small birds
Vetafarm (AIL) Avian Insect Liquidator – Concentrate
A.I.L. is an extremely safe but effective water based insecticide and insect growth regulator that gives three way protection for all avian species. When used directly on the bird, A.I.L. penetrates deep into feathers to kill mites and lice. When sprayed around the environment A.I.L. kills insects on contact and the residual action guards against re-infestation for up to six weeks. Suitable for Ornamental Caged Birds (Including Parrots, Finches and Canaries.
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NOT FOR USE WITH REPTILES OR FISH
Hold trigger pack 30-40 cm from bird/s and spray directly on to bird/s. Use 4-5 pumps per bird
Cages, aviaries, perches and nest boxes should also be sprayed throughly with the diluted product. Repeat in 6 weeks or as necessary.
Storage & Availability: Store below 30Â°C (room temperature) in the closed original container in a dry place. Do not store in direct sunlight.
Vetafarm Scatt 50ml – New larger 50ml size
Use to cure infestation of external parasites, such as scaly legs and feet, scaly faces, lice, mites, air-sac mites – tracheal mite, perhaps many types of intestinal worms.
Birds do not have lungs, they have a long air sac. The air sac mite lives in this air sac and can cause your bird serious problems. Gouldian finches are very susceptible to this pest and should be treated once annually. Scatt takes care of this mite as well as the scaly mite, which lives under the skin, usually on their feet. They are blood suckers and cause discomfort and foot problems. If the bird stamps their feet, that is the scaly mite. Part the feathers of the back and apply a few drops to the skin. Will treat many birds.
Ivomec / Ivomectin: 2 sizes available with a “Drip Top Applicator Bottle”
Ivomec (Flock) Water Treatment - Suggested by some Avian Veterinarians.
Only one drop on soft skin is needed for treatment!
Ivomec will rid your birds of any air sac mites, most worms and many other internal and external parasites such as blood sucking lice and mites. There is some speculation amongst professional breeders that this medication may cause temporary sterility therefore it should be used aproximately 1 month prior to breeding your birds.
DOSE: Treatment is 1 drop of Ivomec under the wing on exposed skin or on the back of the neck just below the head, directly on the skin. Blow lightly on either spot to expose skin through the feathers. If there is not a patch of skin exposed, gently blow with your mouth on the feathers close to expose some skin for application. If you are not comfortable with lifting your bird’s wing and would prefer to apply the Ivomec in a different area, you may do the same (soft blowing) of the feathers just below the base of the skull on the back of the neck to expose some skin and apply 1 drop directly to the skin. The Ivomec will be absorbed through the skin.
Ivomec (Flock) Water Treatment – Suggested by some Avian Veterinarians Directions: Shake the Ivermectin solution well. Follow directions closely! Do not get on your skin. Ivomec is absorbed through the skin. Use caution. Do not exceed the recommended dose. Add lcc of the 1% Ivermectin solution to each 32 oz. (1 Quart) of drinking water. Again, shake the mixture well. Remove all water the evening prior to treatment, (at sunset if your birds are housed outdoors or prior to turning off the lights if they are indoors). You should clean and sterilize their water container prior to treatment. Present the Ivomec solution to your birds early the next morning. The birds will usually drink the solution with gusto. One good drink should cure the above mentioned problems however I leave the Ivermec solution for the remainder of the day to be sure all the birds in the cage or loft are treated. In temperatures over 80 degrees we suggest you only present the ivomec solution to your birds for HALF - 1/2 Day as the birds will drink more water in warmer conditions.
Repeat the same treatment in 10 to 14 days. Treat all birds with the above mentioned method twice a year if necessary. Once in January or 60 to 90 days prior to breeding, and again at the end of the breeding season if necessary. Never treat your birds during breeding season with Ivomec! Be very careful, Ivermectin is a very powerful parasiticide. An overdose may kill your birds. Follow the above instructions very careful.
Use to cure infestation of external parasites, such as scaly legs and feet, scaly faces, lice, mites, air-sac mites - tracheal mite, perhaps many types of intestinal worms… Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly after application. It is not recommended to use other medications together with this product therefore it should only be administered separately. After treating your birds with Ivomec wait about 7 days before other treatments are implemented.