How to Get Rid of Fleas on Birds?

how to get rid of fleas on birds

If you have fleas on your birds, there are a few things you can do to get rid of them. First, you need to identify where the fleas are coming from. If they’re coming from outside, you’ll need to treat your birds’ environment as well as your birds themselves.

If the fleas are coming from another animal in your home, you’ll need to treat that animal as well. Once you’ve identified the source of the fleas, there are a few different ways to get rid of them. You can use insecticide sprays or powders, natural remedies like diatomaceous earth or neem oil, or you can try using a flea comb.

  • Start by giving your bird a good bath
  • This will help to remove any fleas that are currently on the bird, as well as help to loosen any eggs that may be attached to the feathers
  • After the bath, use a fine-toothed comb to go through the feathers and look for any remaining fleas or eggs
  • Pay close attention to areas around the base of the tail and under the wings, as these are common places for fleas to hide
  • Once you have removed all of the visible fleas and eggs, treat your bird’s environment to get rid of any remaining fleas
  • This may involve treating your yard with an insecticide, as well as vacuuming and laundering anything in your home that your bird comes into contact with on a regular basis
  • Finally, continue to monitor your bird closely for any signs of re-infestation and take steps immediately if you see any new fleas appearing

-How Do Fleas Affect Birds

Fleas are parasites that feed off the blood of their hosts. While they typically affect mammals, such as dogs and cats, they can also affect birds. Fleas can cause a number of problems for birds, including anemia, skin irritation, and even death.

Anemia is a condition in which there is a decrease in the number of red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood. This can be caused by flea bites, as the insects suck out the bird’s blood. Anemic birds may appear lethargic and have pale combs and wattles.

They may also have difficulty breathing and may die if left untreated. Skin irritation from flea bites can cause a bird to scratch excessively, leading to feather damage and even self-mutilation. In severe cases, fleas can cause an allergic reaction in birds known as hypersensitivity dermatitis, which can lead to intense itching, hair loss, open sores, and secondary infections.

While any bird can be affected by fleas, young chicks and baby birds are particularly vulnerable. This is because their immune systems are not fully developed yet and they have less feathers than older birds (which provides some protection against bites). Fleas can also spread diseases between birds, so it’s important to take steps to prevent an infestation if you suspect your bird has them.


If you have a bird that has fleas, getting rid of them can be tricky. You want to make sure that you don’t use anything that is harmful to the bird, as they are very sensitive. There are a few things that you can do to get rid of the fleas on your bird.

First, you can try using a flea comb. This will help to remove the fleas from the bird’s feathers. You can also try using some lemon juice or vinegar on the bird’s skin.

This will help to kill the fleas. Finally, you can give your bird a bath in some warm water with dish soap. This will kill the fleas and help to get rid of any eggs that they may have laid in the feathers.

Adrian Hopper

Welcome to! I created The Birds Beast to share my passion for all things birds with the rest of the world. I also belong to a professional group devoted to birds, and as a means of outreach, I use this blog to help as many people as I possibly can. Birds are some of the least treated pets in the United States. It is my fervent desire to change this, and I hope my blogging will motivate meaningful actions and allow individuals to safely handle their birds.

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