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Can owls get mites??

 
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 2:41 am    Post subject: Can owls get mites?? Reply with quote

Can owls get mites? My guinea pig has mites I was just wondering if owls could get them. Confused
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Strix nebulosa



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeh, I think so, I know owls can catch lice from other birds...
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought It only happened to mammals if not I never heard of one having them...
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just like all other birds, owls can also get mites and lices. They're mainly parasites, that feed on the feathers, destroying them.
It should be treated with a bird safe anti parasite (Lice & Mite, Ivomec,etc.) as soon as possible
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 3:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although I don't have an owl Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't worry, If you really want to work with an owl someday, then I bet you'll find a way Very Happy Dun't give up!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yup that is my dream! to bring back endangered owls!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most mites and lice are pretty host-specific so they can't be passed from one type of animal to another. In other words owls should not be able to catch guinea pig lice or mites.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah i know I was just curious. I won't (if all) be getting an owl for a while, anyway.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And then I want to get a Great Horned Owl Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am close to getting my owl just a few more years of reaserch and expierience! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 4:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Certain kinds of lice from the class Mallophaga (chewing lice) are adapted to live on owls alone. They eat feathers and feather dust, and don't suck blood. However, they obviously can weaken feathers over long periods of time if there are a lot of them. Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

there many posts that answer this in I think-rehabilitation?
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