tumor or cyst on a parakeet's foot
by Pat Gentile
I have a parakeet who has a tumor on her left foot.We took her to the vet and she amputated half of her toe.A year later that cyst or tumor came back.We took her back to the vet and she amputated the rest of her toe.Less than 3 months the tumor came back and I do not want to take my parakeet back to the vet for fear she will amputate her leg and then the tumor will come back maybe located inside of her body and will become more serious than it is at the present moment.The vet said she thought it was cancer but when asked, she did not do a biopsy.I asked her over the phone if there was anything else she could do and she told me no that I am doing everything there is to do.So she,as my vet option ended.I have ordered suppliments from this site in hopes I can alleviate the swelling in her foot and boost her immune system.I have Harrisons pellet food which she has not transitioned over into eating and I grind this into a powder and have been sprinkling this and "Barleans Greens" on her food.I have been putting some spirulina in her spring water as well as a product called:"transfer factor" by the company,"4life".I have fractionally distilled aloe vera which I give her 1 tea. in 4 ounces of spring water daily,organic spinach leaves which she does eat,organic almond paste she likes and organic apple which she doesn't really eat.Are there other suppliments I should give her? She weighs 35 grams.Should I give her Avilac with 8 in 1 stress formula? I would hate to see an infection set into her bloodstream.I do know that a parakeet life span is 10 -13 years. If needed, I can try to send a picture?