love bird with big lump

by lynda
(melbourne)

i found a love bird in a Mc Donald bag on the street much to my disgust that someone could do that i took it home and put it in a cage its quite happy and dose not look sick in any way and whistles but it has a big lump on it between the legs. i don't have money to take to a vet is it deformed or is it not a good outcome for the bird

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Jan 29, 2011
Lovebird with lump
by: The Avian Vet

This is not a good sign. This could be an egg and she is egg bound, or this could be a tumor (cancer), or it may be that she is fat. You need to take her in immediately. This may be the reason some uncaring idiot ?threw her away?.

Dr B
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Jan 29, 2011
love bird with big lump
by: Linda

I can only encourage you to take this bird to an Avian Vet in your area. Some of them will work out a payment plan with you, and if you do not miss any payments, then you've established a viable line of credit which is invaluable when it comes to Avian Vets or any kind of vets.

This lump could be either a tumor or just an abscess from an injury before bird was dumped. It is likely the poor bird was abused before being dumped because it takes a certain kind of low life person to dump a bird or other pet in the first place, so the home was less than adequate.

We cannot tell you what to do here. All we can do is request you give this poor soul a chance by taking him to an Avian Vet to be throughly checked out for infections and to have this lump analyzed. They will take a draw of fluid if it has fluid in it or they well take a small sample of the tissue to look at under a microscope and will be able to tell from one or the other the nature of the lump.

When you make appointment with Avian Vet, make sure they know this is a rescue you found on the street in a bag, and they will know how to proceed from there. A payment plan could help you save this bird from further pain and suffering, so don't be afraid to talk with them AFTER your bird has been taken care of.

Linda

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