Cockateil has lump on her side

by Sally
(Florida)

My 9 year old cockateil gets stressed out and plucks her feathers on the left side. A large bump has appeared. It's happened before and has eventually gone away. This time, it seems to have grown. Help!

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Mar 31, 2009
"Cockateil has lump on her side"
by: diego

your cockatale problebly has a tumer and you should take her to the vet right away

Mar 31, 2009
Cockatiel with lump
by: Tracie

I am sorry your bird is having this problem. I suggest you take your bird to an avian vet so that tests can be run and the proper treatment prescribed.

Plucking, feather chewing, lumps and the like are never normal. If you allow the problem to continue, your bird will suffer and it's life not be as long.

If your bird is not on a healthy pellet like Harrison's this could be part of the problem. I know our vet has suggested this many times.

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