cyst on cockatiel
Hi, I have a approx. 9 yr old (male we think). About 2-3 months ago we noticed he was walking with a limp. Shortly after we noticed a lump growing on his lt leg/breast area. Upon further examination by me I realized it was fluid filled.
I will be honest I didnt want to spend the money to find and take him to an avian vet. So since I have extensive experience in my job as a interventional procedure tech in a hospital I set about draining the cyst myself. The first time I got out 20 cc's clear yellow fluid. I have since drained it approximately 6 times. Sometimes it is yellowish, sometimes brown/reddish.Today I got almost 35 ccs out. He is so much happier when I drain it and is so good while I do it. I don't know if this is coming from an ingrown feather or something more. What are your thoughts?