Cockatiel Beak Sore

by Ralph
(Elk Grove, CA)

My cockatiel has a small pink bump on the side of her beak. It looks like a cold sore type thing. What is it? Do we need to take her to the vet or get her beak trimmed???

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Mar 13, 2014
Cockatiel sores on side of beak
by: Yolande Du Plessis

Good day, seems I have the same problem, my male cockatiel 7 years old he has sores side of his beak, its dries out then he scratches it off but comes back again, looks yellow light brown colour what can it be? Please help its red once he scratches it off and I think its sensitive and sore.

Jan 20, 2014
pink bump
by: Cricket

my cockateil has a pink bump come up on his nose too. Its not oozing or its not broken open. He is 24 yrs old and I figure he deserves a lump since I was told they live 8 - 15 yrs. Should I be concerned and should I take him to my vet?

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Dec 07, 2013
Bird with sore next to beak
by: Tracie

I wish it were as easy as you want it to be, but there is now way of knowing if the bump is a tumor, an infection or what without a physical exam by an avian vet.

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