Hard lump (calcified looking) near Cockateil Vent

by Michelle Nugent
(Portland, NSW, Australia)

My daughters Cockateil has a hard concrete like lump near vent. We have been bathing her for days trying to dissolve it. It looks to be attached to something that looks like it has come from inside and today looks like it may be bleeding. She is eating and drinking and does not appear to be in pain but is losing weight. She is 9 yrs old

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Jan 03, 2014
by: Alex

I am sorry to read about your bird. The lump is very large.

I hope that the medication help the bird, and hopefully, you don't have to make the decision to PTS.

I once made that decision, but knew I did the right thing.

If you do decided to PTS, you can always write back and we can always offer support and advice.

You won't be the first or last person.

Best wishes for your bird.

Keep us updated.

Jan 02, 2014
Sunny update
by: Michelle Nugent

The Avian Vet confirmed a tumour. Prescribed Anti Inflammatories and Antibiotics. If no improvement in a week we'll PTS. Thankyou x

Jan 02, 2014
Cockatiel with lump near vent
by: Tracie

This is something for an avian vet to see and treat in person. Please use this Find an Avian Vet link to find an avian vet for your bird so it can be examined to determine what is wrong and what the potential treatment might be.

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