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Posted 29th March 2009, 12:58 PM
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pigeon flea


I was watching this video from the Home village expert (I think) of this guy giving bath to one of his pigeon. the water was mix with (i think for dogs) insecticide to get rid of fleas and ticks... Is there another way to get rid or prevent flea, and ticks on birds...


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I was watching this video from the Home village expert (I think) of this guy giving bath to one of his pigeon. the water was mix with (i think for dogs) insecticide to get rid of fleas and ticks... Is there another way to get rid or prevent flea, and ticks on birds...
If they have a parasite problem best use products for birds, there are dusts and dips, take your pick as they have them online at the pigeon supply sites.follow the directions on the product.
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usually products meant for dogs and cats are much too strong for birds beware
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I think they use insecticides (because they are insects). Some use that Sevin Dust and dust their birds. Some people may dip them with permethrin or malathion.

To prevent infestation, give them a weekly bath perhaps adding borax (1 tablespoon per gallon). You may even add vinegar on their bath. I think it is more common to see pigeon lice and mite than fleas or ticks. Either way they are insects so they use insecticides to kill them.
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Hi, you are talking about pigeon Flies, not Fleas. I have never heard of a pigeon carrying Fleas. It would be easier if it were Fleas! LOL! they prefer to stay on the host, were as Pigeon flies can and will "fly" way off the Bird when you start using Pest killers, and sometimes jump on you! remember they are Flies, and can fly just about as good as any other one can, but would rather stay on the bird if they can, it is cozy. As George stated in another post you must clean, and Vacuum the loft to get the pupae as well. Dave
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Animals with furs have fleas not with feathers...Mites and lice are living in pigeons feathers or under its feathers...

Well let me put my input on this...Permectrin II is what I use, I do soak them in 5 gallons of water with 2oz. of pesticides in it, every six months...Kill all kinds of pest...
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Until the Pigeon flies are off. The loft must be kept very clean after treatment, it is also a good idea to spray the loft at the same time.
Pigeon flies can be gotten rid of, but again as George said, you must treat the bird, as well as keep the loft Scraped, and vacuumed, at least for two weeks after you treat the birds, again remember, the Pigeon Fly can leave the Bird anytime it wants, and wait for the treatment you have done on the bird to wear off, if need be. I would rather have any other External parasite on my birds, rather then them... Dave
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Until the Pigeon flies are off. The loft must be kept very clean after treatment, it is also a good idea to spray the loft at the same time.
Pigeon flies can be gotten rid of, but again as George said, you must treat the bird, as well as keep the loft Scraped, and vacuumed, at least for two weeks after you treat the birds, again remember, the Pigeon Fly can leave the Bird anytime it wants, and wait for the treatment you have done on the bird to wear off, if need be. I would rather have any other External parasite on my birds, rather then them... Dave
Although probably not much of a worry. There is such a thing as a Pigeon flea.
http://apt.allenpress.com/perlserv/?...07-0062.1&ct=1
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Charis, can you give me some info. on them? Even after 40 some years playing with pigeons i am always willing to a Learn. Sorry replied before i read the Link... How about in the U.S.? Dave
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Pigeons can get fleas, I believe they are called the 'stick-tight flea' and may
have poultry origins. Here are some more links meant to click on :

http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0oGkltXaN...et/ampa/44.pdf

http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0oGkltXaN...net/ampa/8.pdf

http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0oGkltXaN...php%3fid=39890

http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0oGkltXaN...00mbp_djvu.txt

It may in fact be the occasional occurrence of fleas on pigeons that prompts
the pigeon supply houses to carry pigeon wormers that include treatment
for tape worms. That is to say, it is the ingestion of fleas on dogs and cats when they are grooming that brings about the tape worm infections for them and likely the same for birds who harbor fleas as well.

Spraying the birds w/Permethrin or the like and treating the living areas w/a product such as suspend which addresses the growth of the eggs of insects
in addition to keeping the living areas scraped and vaccumed would be effective controls in eliminating the vector/parasite problem.

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Did not read all the links, one was from Nigeria, the other? If they are in the U.S. THEY are so Rare as not to be mentioned by most modern Writers.
Whitney, in his book "Keep your Pigeons flying" states they are Very uncommon. Must be, in 40 years never seen or had a Friend have any. Maybe in the Deep South... Dave
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Links are meant to click on if one really desires the information there in. There is nothing shabby about Avian Medicine as an online source, and why stop there? Our Pigeon Supply Houses carry medications for the treatment of tapeworms in pigeons. I suggest that you read up on the stick tight flea which
is the one associated w/pigeons and poultry. Fleas may not be as common as
lice/mites/pigeon fly, but they do, none the less, find haven on our birds.

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Have you ever had them? Or known anyone that did? Dave
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Have you ever had them? Or known anyone that did? Dave
I wouldn't have stick tight fleas as I'm not poultry nor pigeon. If I hadn't heard of pigeon parasitical fleas from reliable sources, I wouldn't have bothered to post on the topic. Have you yet taken the time to read the links? It might
negate the need to continue this dialogue...

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I received a pigeon through this site last summer that was infected with and treated for,4 different kinds of worms.... among them, tape worm which would indicated she had gotten the tape worm from fleas.
I call her Wormy.
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