Lump on my bird. What should I do now?

Hi! I have a 11 year old male cockatiel. He developed a large lump on the side of his neck. But otherwise was fine. I took him to the avian vet (about a two months ago) who drained a bunch of nasty brown fluid from it. But the vet didn't know what is wrong. I gave him some antibiotics twice a day for a couple weeks. He seemed a little more chipper but that may be because the lump was reduced and not in his way. The lump has gotten just about big as it was before it was drained. Today I notice that it seems to be itching my bird. At least he keeps trying to scratch it.

I don't know whether to try and have vet drain it again or what to do. Any suggestions?

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Aug 18, 2011
Draining lump on bird
by: The Avian Vet

The most important thing to do is drain it again and have diagnostics done to find out what it is, then treat it properly. Oral antibiotics will help prevent and treat secondary infections, but obviously does not address the root cause of the swelling. Take him back in to be seen again.

Dr B
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