Eye-bump on my Green Cheeked Conure

My green cheeked conure has a bump on her eye... it looks like an extended part of her eyelid (the white part around her eye), but we're not too sure. If it doesnt go away soon we're planning to take her to the vet but if its probably nothing serious we would rather skip the expense.

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Dec 20, 2010
Kiwi's tumors
by: lili and Kiwi

Similarly, my green cheek conure developed a tumor on the right cheek & and then shortly after the operation he developed another tumor on the the other side of his face i.e. left cheek.
He has been diagnised with melanoma cancer. Is there any hope?

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Aug 24, 2009
Green cheek conure with eye problem
by: The Vet

You need to go to a veterinarian as soon as possible. The longer you wait the more jeopardy the eye can be in.

Dr B

Aug 22, 2009
Eye bump
by: Linda

I'd go ahead and make an appointment and have this looked at. Vet will take a draw from it so it can be known if it is a fatty tumor or something more serious.

Parrots tend toward fatty tumors if eating the wrong kind of diet or too much of the right diet. If feeding an all seed diet with fatty treats or table foods, start changing bird over to an organic high quality pellet like Harrison's which Tracie carries out here. Birds should not eat table food, or any other people food as most of what we eat is high in fat, salt and sugar all of which are poison for birds. Peanuts are also not a good thing to feed birds as they are a source of extremely high and bad fat.As for peanuts being a staple in a parrot's diet, that is old news and unhealthy for any of them.

So, to sum up, if bird is not on a healty diet, start changing over to one that is. If bird is eating high fat treats like people food, stop feeding that altogether. Birds do better on food made for birds. Make an appointment and take your bird to vet. Even though this bump may end up being a fatty tumor, it will NOT go away and it will be a good barometer as to whether you are feeding your bird correctly. If it is another type of tumor caused by an irritant or infection, the longer you wait the worse it will get. Tumors around the eyes are especially dangerous as they will grow and have to be removed possibly blinding your bird.

Fatty tumors can be removed, but it is best to wait and see if they grow or not. My Amazon has one below one of his eyes, and vet took draw and pronounced it a fatty tumor. My Amazons eat a healthy diet and were just eating too much of it so the fatty tumor formed. It has not grown in a long time--not to say it won't and have to be removed. All this worry because I allowed them to get a little overweight. They are now getting back down to where they need to be, and Eli still has this tumor around his eye.

Hope this helps you, and whenever you see something on your bird that should not be there, ALWAYS take them to the Avian vet to make sure it is not a life threatening issue.


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