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Health & Wellness
VetRx Caged Bird Remedy Indications:
For use as an aid in the treatment of respiratory problems of caged birds and for the gentle treatment of scaly-face and scaly-leg mite problems.
Recommended for canaries, parakeets (budgies), love birds, parrots, cockatiels, finches, macaws.
For internal and external applications.
Dosage and Administration:
VETRx™ can help prevent sickness. Sprinkle a few drops of warm VETRx™ in the litter every five days.
Mix three drops of warm VETRx™ in the drinking water each time it is changed.
Once a week, rub two to three drops of warm VETRx™ under the bird's wing. Body heat will cause the aromatic oils in VETRx™ to vaporize into a medicinal vapor that will help keep nasal passages clear.
VETRx™ does not stain, and will not harm feathers or wings.
Treatment: Scaly-legs and feet: Use VETRx™, at room temperature, directly from the bottle. Using a cotton swab, apply to scaly areas. Rub in well with a swab or fingers. Do this every day, once a day, for one week. After the fifth or sixth day, scales should come off by themselves or with gentle hand rubbing. Thereafter, apply to the bird's feed and legs three times a month. Avoid soaking the feathers.
The moderate use of VETRx™ will not harm feathers.
Scaly-face: Apply VETRx™, at room temperature, directly from the bottle. Using a cotton swab, apply two times a day to the scaly area. Do this for five days, an improvement should be noted. Use sparingly, and apply a thin film. Keep VETRx™ out of the bird's eyes. When the eyelids are involved, work carefully and slowly. The combination of pure lard and strong essential oils in VETRx™ will help to penetrate effectively to where the mites burrow into the skin. To discourage the presence of mites, rub perches with warm VETRx™ (full strength from bottle) two times each month.
Caution(s): Avoid contact with the eyes. If respiratory conditions persist, it is important to contact a veterinarian.
For animal use only. Not for human consumption. Use only as directed. Keep all medication out of the reach of children.
Discussion: Respiratory Problems: Stress conditions can often lead to respiratory ailments in birds. These involve the transporting of birds away from their usual setting, extreme changes in weather conditions or house heating, and crowding of birds into a cage that is too small.
Symptoms to look for: Changes in the bird's appearance or posture that indicate signs of stress. Wet, watery eyes, and eyes closing in a sleeping posture. Tail-bobbing. In severe respiratory involvement, tail-bobbing will often be noted while a bird is at rest.
Signs of effortful breathing. An unhealthy bird will continue to breathe quickly, not smoothly.
Huddling and ruffling of feathers.
Unusual respiratory sounds, such as hissing or whistling, clicking sounds in the neck and head, intermittent cough or sneeze, change or loss of voice or song.
Sitting low on the perch, and crouching over its feet.
Loss of appetite, often accompanied by increased drinking of water.
Scaly-face and Scaly-leg Mite Problems:
Canaries, lovebirds and budgerigars are the most commonly affected by mites. Parakeets, parrots, cockatiels and finches are also susceptible.
Microscopic mites (or bugs) burrow into the skin and feather follicles.
Birds seem to get the mites from their parents when they are babies in the nests. Contact with infected birds also appears to be a cause. They cause white, scaly deposits. The most common areas affected are eyelids, beak corners, legs and toes. On parakeets, the disease usually begins on the face and feet. Scales are crusty, thick, white or off-white in color. Small holes, where the mite has burrowed, can be detected. The mite can damage the beak's growth plate and cause a crooked beak that will have to be trimmed so that the bird can eat. On canaries, the crusty scale often begins on the undersurface of the feet, and then spreads to form scabs over the toes. If the condition is severe and unyielding, microscopic examination by a veterinarian can confirm the presence of the scale mites.
Important: As canaries grow older, there is an increase in the thickness of the scales of the feet. This is normal, and should not be confused with scaly-leg disease.
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