I read in a book recently about maggots getting into the ears of the birds and how to get them out but the person did say how the maggots would get there in the first place, tried looking it up said something about a particular fly, I can't recall the name but was mostly on abandoned or dying birds. Possible, to get maggots from this fly even if you are taking good care of your bird? Was just odd reading it, shine some light for me.
Some species of flies only eat living tissue while others only eat dead necrotic tissue. I had this discussion with my vet when I saw an injured RT in his care that was covered in Maggots. He left the maggots there to eat away the dead tissue. You can acctually order the maggots online as they are bred in a steril environment specificly for medicinal purposes. Blowfly larve only eat living tissue (I think)and blowflies are quite common on fresh trapped birds. Two out of the three birds I have had, had blowflies under the feathers.
Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines "Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for a day; give him a religion................ and he'll starve to death while praying for a fish."
That about answers my question. yeah, I know that some maggots only eat dead flesh, some doctors are going back to that type of treatment for some human patients. They wrap it up in gaze and so on but seems like some doctors are going back to that. I did read about flatflies, was just curious to the blowflies in general. Think I was reading one of Frank Beebe's books saying something about flushing maggots out of the ears and using tweezers to get them out. Thanks everyone for the info.