Mysterious Red Bump

My african grey parrot (14 years old) develpoed a red bump on her face near her eye. It appears to have happened overnight. The bump resembles a pimple or mosquitoe bite. What could this be?

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Jan 20, 2010
Red bump near eye on bird
by: Tracie

Dr B has answered this for several people. Sometimes it is an allergy, sometimes it is an ingrown feather, but regardless Dr B suggests that you have an avian vet look at it in case it is something more serious that needs to be treated.

Let us know what you find out, it will help others that come here with the same question.

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