Red spot on chest

by Mary Ann
(New Jersey)

My 19 year old African grey has been picking. But today I noticed a round red spot on her chest. It looks like a blood blister. Is this serious? She does fall every once in a while when playing rough with a few toys lol

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Oct 11, 2013
by: Anonymous

Well, it took 2 days to get a response, but in the mean time I was right... It was a blood blister... Not a tumor or anything life threatening.... I just don't like how people immediately assume tumor... I did not say she was picking at that spot, just picking in general... I know why she's picking, but I cannot conjure the dead, so this will be an ongoing problem for a while.. It has become less, but still an issue

Oct 09, 2013
Bird picking and red spot on chest
by: Tracie

You need to find out why the bird is picking at that spot. It could have a bacterial infection, it could have a small tumor that is causing discomfort and it is picking at the spot. It could allergies and it could just be nervous picking or boredom.

Please read this Feather Damaging Behavior article and find an avian vet to examine your bird.

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