Lump on african grey's cheek

by Frank K
(Philadelphia Pa.)

My African Grey has a lump on his cheek. He shows no sign of discomfort and he eats and acts normal. The lump is hard and is covered with feathers. What could cause this condition?

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Nov 19, 2011
Lump on bird's cheek
by: The Avian Vet

This could be one of a number of things. An abscess is possible, generally caused by infection; squamous metaplasia is very common in greys, primarily when they are not on a pellet diet. It is also possible that it is a tumor. I recommend that you have this looked at by an avian veterinarian.

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