lump growing under Macaw tongue

by Carol
(Napa, Ca)

in the last couple of days I have noticed a lump growing on the right side under his tongue, skin colored. he is a blue and gold about 29 years old. I have given him more peanuts lately - could this cause this issue? it seems to be growing. he is acting normal, active, eating and drinking

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Aug 26, 2013
Lump under Macaw tongue
by: The Avian Vet

The most common cause is vitamin A deficiency. This can happen if your bird is eating too many treats (peanuts, etc) and not enough pellets. You need to have this examined by an avian veterinarian before it affect his breathing and eating, There are other causes and I recommend that you have diagnostics dome .

Dr B
Switching Birds To Pellets article

Aug 25, 2013
Lump growing under bird's tongue
by: Tracie

Dr B will answer hopefully soon, but most likely he will suggest you take your bird to an avian vet. He can't tell if this is a tumor, or what over the Internet. 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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