a ball like bump on my bird

by flora
(hesperia, cal, usa)

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my cockateal that was just given to me has a bump or well its ball shaped right where the wing joins the body and its getting bigger, now is this a tumar or could it just need to be drianed. i gave him a bath last night and he had bloody puss coming out of it from the bottom of his wing. please can you help me.

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Jul 29, 2011
thank you
by: flora

thank you for the help i will take him right away, the person gave him to me thinking he was just deforemed and his cage mate too he just walked funny but i clipped his tallons and thats all he needed he walks fine now, but now he has an a lump forming on his beek where his nostrols are but i'll take him in with the other one too just to be safe. again thank you.

Jul 27, 2011
Take her to avian vet right away!
by: Anonymous

Yes this looks like a tumor. I work at a vets office and have seen this before in cockatiels. It will need to be removed before it abstructs her everyday normal living, or worse yet ruptures on its own. You will have such a high risk of infection it could very well kill your bird. Bring your bird to a vet who is specialized in avian medicine ASAP to get this huge problem off your hands! Goodluck to you and your birdy!

Jul 27, 2011
Cockatiel with draining bump at wing joint
by: Tracie

The only way to tell if this is something to be drained or removed is for you to take your bird to an avian vet for an exam. Dr B can't tell without examining your bird and running tests.

Either way, you need to Find an Avian Vet right away because your bird is probably in pain.

Birds bleed out quickly and because their bones are hollow and easily broken, you need to make sure you find an avian vet and not take the bird to a dog/cat vet that is not properly trained in caring for birds.

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