Natural Parasitic and Insecticide
Why Neem Oil? What is it?:
Neem is a large evergreen tree native to India. Neem oil is extracted from seeds or kernels, though it can also be produced from the neem flower, bark or leaves.
Ayurvedic alternative medicine practitioners revere the tree, often referring to it as the "village pharmacy" or "the divine tree," for its therapeutic properties, which include antiviral, antifertility, antifungal and antibacterial.
Neem oil remedies for use with the birds are mites, minor bacterial or fungal issues. I use this oil every time I trim nails, I rub legs and beaks gently with the oil which does have a funky smell. In people it's often used for ulcers, athlete's foot, boils, canker sores, and dandruff.
As a biopesticide, the oil stalls over 400 insect species including cabbage worms, leaf miners, moth larvae, and whiteflies. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, it is safe for banishing bugs from food crops and ornamentals.
Looking for an Organic Pest Spray for your birds? To make your own neem oil spray, simply add 1/2 an ounce of high quality organic neem oil and - teaspoon of a mild organic liquid soap (I use Dr. Bronners Peppermint) to two quarts of warm water. Stir slowly. Add to a spray bottle and use immediately.
Certified Organic and available in two sizes, 4oz large glass bottle with a glass dropper top, and 1oz with loose glass rubber bulb eye dropper