Is it normal for my cockatiel to have a hole in his cheek?

by Nicole
(England)

Hi I have had my cockatiel for a couple of weeks and know none of his history. I have noticed he has what looks like a hole in the middle of his orange spot on his cheek. My question is, is this normal?

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Apr 26, 2014
ear!!
by: Anonymous

it's the bird ear!!

Dec 08, 2011
Is it normal for my cockatiel to have a hole in his cheek?
by: Linda

No, this is not normal in any way. You need to take your bird to be examined by an Avian Vet in your area to see what could have caused this and what to do about it. It is either a birth defect or some kind of infection or outright cruelty as birds are not supposed to have extra holes in their heads.

Let us know what the Avian Vet says, and do not delay taking your bird to an Avian Vet only.

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Thanks for writing,
Linda

Dec 08, 2011
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by: Anonymous

If its the same on both sides, then it's his ears.

Dec 07, 2011
My bird might be dying
by: Jane

My bird is a rainbow lorikeet. She has lost all movement in her body except for her left foot and right eye. She doesn't eat or drink anymore and just lays down. A few months ago she was vomiting and would just cry. Please help me!

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