A lot of people wonder if birds can get fleas. The answer to that question is yes! Birds have a skin surface area comparable to mammals, so they are susceptible to getting a variety of parasites including fleas.
Flea bites on humans and pets can cause an allergic reaction, so it’s important for bird owners to know how their avian friends can get these pests.
In this blog post, we will talk about the signs that your pet has fleas and what you should do when you find out they have them!
Signs of fleas: The most common sign that your bird has a flea infestation is an excessive amount of small black and white specks on the feathers. This could also be due to dirt, but healthy skin should shed any debris from its surface.
Another possible sign is itching or picking at their feathers for no obvious reason (birds do this in response to parasitic infection).
Treatment plan: If you notice these signs it’s important to take action right away! Dips are one way people use chemical treatments against parasites such as poultry mites and other pests which can include birds among them.
There are many different dips available on the market, so make sure you read all instructions before applying.