Swollen area above vent in male budgie
Hello, I have a male budgie who is almost 8 yo. He just recently is showing signs of a swollen area above the vent and behind his legs. About a year and a half ago the bottom half of his cere turned brown. I had read this was called Brown Hyperthrophy.
He is housed with a male bourke parrot and they get along very well. I had read that the hyperthrophy could be my budgies way of letting the bourke know he was not a threat but, it could also signal possible cancer of the testes. I was hoping for the latter considering he had no other symptoms.
They receive a great diet of seed, some pellets, egg food, veggies, pasta, cous cous, beans, rice, etc. And plenty of fresh water. As of a few days ago this swelling appeared. It is very squishy but there.
Have you ever had this happen before? I have a vet appt. scheduled but most are telling me there is nothing they can do. This little guy and I have a special bond and it will break my heart to lose him. Thank you for your time. Sheree