Bump on Cockatiel's Wing

by Adam
(Downingtown, PA, USA)

Bump on cockatiel wing


My cockatiel is roughly one year old and seems to be doing fine. Eating and sleeping well, and very talkative and playful. Only thing is, I noticed on his left wing that there is a small bump. I can only really see it when he stretches his wing. I am a student and am afraid to go to the vet because of costs because I am on a very tight budget. Is there any information you can give me?
Thank you very much.

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Apr 19, 2011
Tumor on wing
by: The Avian Vet

This could be a xanthoma or other type of tumor. You need to have it examined by an avian veterinarian for treatment recommendations. I recommend too that you get your bird on Harrison's pellets and add Sunshine Factor to the diet. This will help prevent a xanthoma from enlarging.

Dr B
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Apr 18, 2011
Bump on Cockatiel's Wing
by: Linda

Yes, you need to take your bird to be examined by an Avian Vet and not a regular dog and cat vet. Sometimes, they will work out a payment plan with you, and so long as you pay on time, every time, you can establish yourself and your bird a line of credit for future needs. This lump could be serious and should not be left to get any larger. It may also be causing your bird pain.

All birds have to go to Avian Vet at least once a year and more often if they are sick or injured. Having a bird means you are willing and able to feed high quality organic pelleted diet, supply a large cage with natural wood branch perches and safe toys that your bird likes. You also have to be able to provide medical services as needed for any pet, and for the bird, it has to be an avian vet in your driving area.

Thanks for writing,

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