Blue Fronted Amazon - 40+ years old with a cyst on her tongue
by Troy Wells
(Canoga Park, California, USA)
I was speaking with my brother yesterday and he told me the family pet, a 40+ year old blue fronted amazon had some form of cyst on her tongue. They went to the local bird store and the owner suggested some antibiotics. The cyst will grow, then pop and ooze for a day or so before clearing up and coming right back.
Her mood and mannerisms have not changed during this time, she is very active, and social.
The cyst is a purple/red in color. When it bursts he described it as a runny mucus.