Society Finch has red bump by nostril.
(Austin, Tx, USA)
My family has recently had the pleasure of adopting 3 society finches- 2 females and a male (their sexes were quite obvious after about a week- the mail puffs, bounces and sings all day).
The problem is with one of my females. About a week ago I notice a small red bump above her left nostril, where her feathers meet her beak. It seems to have gotten slightly bigger (not doubled, but larger) since then and is more pink now then red. She seems to be eating, flying, drinking and playing normally- and nesting the 4-5 eggs either she or her sister laid (about 1.5 weeks ago). Is it possible its an infection or tumor? After reading many of these posts it sounds like I should take her to an avian vet and possibly change her diet... Thanks so much for your help!