growth-like bump on throat

by Ryan
(Seattle, WA)

My Green Cheek Conure has a bump on its throat right below its beak. The skin is red and seems swollen. When touching the bump/growth, it feels like a hard object or sac of liquid that doesn't change its shape. Shape is a slightly irregular oval. We didn't seem to ever notice this before now, and we've owned the bird for about 5 months, so it could be new or have always been there.

Thanks

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Feb 16, 2009
growth-like bump
by: Anonymous

My Green Cheek has the bumps as well over the
ridge of his beak in between the nostrialsthey
are continuing to grow more violently and larger
my avian vet does not know what they are and prescribed medication for two weeks that did not help.

Dec 17, 2008
Bird with lump under beak
by: The Vet

This could be a number of things. You need to have your bird examined by an avian veterinarian to get a firm diagnosis. The most common cause for this is vitamin A deficiency. But it could be an abscess, or an infection, or a tumor. To find out you will need someone to look at it.

Dr B

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