Cockatiel beak tumors

by Chazz
(Bundaberg Australia)

Have a cockatiel about 5 years old, has black bubble like growth on the edges of his beak (both sides).
They grow to about 3mm then drop off...any ideas??

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Feb 05, 2010
Possible papillomavirus
by: The Avian Vet

This could be a virus such as papillomavirus, but other differentials should also be considered. It is something that needs to be seen by an avian veterinarian for a diagnosis.

Dr B

Feb 05, 2010
Many Thanks
by: Chazz

Thanks for your advice Linda. Will do

Feb 04, 2010
Cockatiel beak tumors
by: Linda

You need to get your bird to an Avian Vet like a long time ago. This could be any number of things like tumors, parasites, fungal growths, and that is just for starts. If this is a parasite, it is eating your bird's beak. If it is fungal growth, then your bird needs to be treated for either one. If it is tumors, same thing.

Please make an appointment with an Avian Vet in your area to have this scraped and looked at, so vet can determine what it is and come up with a treatment plan before your bird either dies or loses his beak.

Thanks for writing,

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