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Is this foot bad? It doesn't look great. Acting as normal and not showing any pain to stand on it.

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Thank you for any help you can give.

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The bit by the toe looks like a scab? The whiteblob looks abnormal too.

I haven't noticed until looking at a close up picture, as I can't get close enough to see small things like this as they are not tame and only came home recently
 

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If it is mites, you would probably need to treat every one in the aviary.
 
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Notice I put question marks after ' mites". That means I don't know, so you probably need advice from one of the little bird people.

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Yeah. Would they need vet treatment, or that spray?
I'm not sure what it is but wanted to say a woman on a forum I used to belong to once used mite spray on some wild baby birds she was trying to help and it killed them. I don't know if it had to do with the brand, that they were wild birds, etc but I always advise against using a spray because of that and seeing a vet instead.
 

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I'm not sure what it is but wanted to say a woman on a forum I used to belong to once used mite spray on some wild baby birds she was trying to help and it killed them. I don't know if it had to do with the brand, that they were wild birds, etc but I always advise against using a spray because of that and seeing a vet instead.
Ok, thank you
 

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Definitely get your vet to take a look.
Could be scaly mite or some other infection, best have a professional take a good look and give you the meds your bird will need.
 

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Scaly mites,, and hopefully if this was a new bird the quarantine protocol would cover it anyway.

By the time we see scaly mites, the bird has had them a very long time.
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Please, please do not put oil on it, no matter how many 'experts' on a forum tell you to do so. Use moxidectin or ivermectin. Follow the directions on the package.
Some people take a cotton bud and dab S76 on it (undiluted) but I still think using it according to package directions is best.
 

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If it were my bird, I would treat the whole aviary (assuming vet thinks it is mites.) See if any beaks look odd, scaly mites attack feet and beaks.

I know you're not in US, here are the meds I'd use (or you could ask that expert I sent you to!)

Avian Insect Liquidator - an aviary spray. Spray everywhere, all cracks, nooks, crannies, nests.

SCATT which is moxidectin, on the birdsd day 1 and day 21. It stays in the system 3 weeks. By doing a 2nd dose you are killing all larvae and adults. If you forget the 2nd dose you pretty much have to start over.
Spray AIL again in the environment.
 
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Right...

Just went out there. All the other birds are fine, both feet and faces, at the moment. Th e bird in question is the only one. If it helps at all, it appears to have thicker feet than the other finches, at least double.

Should I seperate her off asap? I know I will still have to treat them all if it is, but it minimises risk
 
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