Swelling on 1 side of birds face

by Alanna
(Brisbane, Australia)

I have a crested pigeon I found and have been hand raising as no wild life carers would take him and he is probably close to a few months old now. I have been trying to get him to eat a more balanced diet but he is not good at pecking seed & so I still feed him egg & biscuit too.

I have just noticed a swelling on one side of his face that extends from his neck at the base of his beak to around his right eye. There doesnt appear to be a discharge, he is still eating and his droppings havent changed. Could you give me any advice, I'm really worried about him?

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May 21, 2011
Bird's face swelling
by: Tracie

Dr B can not help you with this, because your bird needs to be examined in person by an avian vet to determine what is causing this.

Please contact an avian vet in your area for help. Also, I have never heard of egg and biscuit being a part of a bird's natural diet. Maybe your bird is allergic to something in the food you are feeding it?

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