Long story short I rescued a budgie from a pet store who was being bullied and has what seems like scaly face mites, and it turns out this little guy had a terrible barbering problem! I was due away on vacation the next day (Thursday), and I'm coming back next Friday so I can't take her to the vet until then... I'm so worried about the little girl. She has a habit of barbering her big wing feathers, and as she's still young, she's just finishing her molt, and most of those are blood feathers. If that wasn't bad enough, she only chews partway through her feathers so if she gets startled or rubs against the cage bars, she restarts the bleeding... she's quite skittish from her time in the pet store, so pretty much any time I put her food/water in she starts flapping about. I'm so worried she's going to cause herself to bleed out while I'm on vacation! The pet sitter is instructed to use some syptic powder which is right by her cage if anything happens, is there anything else you would suggest? Also, I'm super worried that as she can't get real treatment for the mites for about a week (which I think is the cause of the barbering problem), that she will start barbering out of habit... I've never dealt with any plucking or anything similar, can someone with more experience give advice? Thanks so much!