Bump over nose

by Veronica Jean
(Orlando, fl)

Hopefully you can see it well

Hopefully you can see it well

Hi there i have a quick question/concern? Our 3 month old African Grey has a his minor bump/lump by her right here over her nose. We would like to know if maybe she hurt herself or if its something serious? Because she is flying and when she lands she kind lands awkwardly like on her beak, so we don't know if she probably got hurt there.

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May 04, 2011
Bump over nose
by: Linda

Dear VJ, while at the Avian Vet's get your bird's wings clipped. The 6 long Primary Flight feathers which are the long ones at the ends of each wing will be enough. Do not allow them to cut up any higher as this cripples birds and causes chronic pain. When the 6 long primary feathers are trimmed, bird can gently glide down to the floor instead of falling like a rock. Your bird has probably injured and re-injured this place until possibly a tumor has formed.

A trip to Avian Vet will be a good thing because you can have him tested for any infections and have general bloodwork done to make sure organs are functioning properly. We recommend yearly visits to avian vet to catch any problems early before they bring birds down.

Thanks so much for writing, and let us know how it is going with your bird who is quite beautiful!

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Linda

May 04, 2011
Don't worry
by: Ria

Hey there,

Please don't fret about your bird it happens all the time. My 12 year old sometimes looses her balance when swinging off her toys and lands awkwardly. As long as it is just a graze then there is no need to worry at all. You could bathe it in warm salted water just to make sure is doesn't get infected.

I remember I got really upset when my first grey first hurt her nose. I was so concerned I took her to the breeder to ask if she would be ok!!! Of course she was fine!

Hope she heals soon.


May 04, 2011
bump over bird's cere
by: Tracie

Dr B can't tell you if the bump is an injury, sinus infection or tumor without examining your bird. You will need to take your bird to an avian vet for an in person exam.

If your bird is not landing properly, it is possible there is something internally wrong with the bird.

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