what causes lumps to form around my bare eyed cockatoos vent
(St. Marys. Georgia USA)
We have owned our bare eyed cockatoo for over ten years. He has always been very healthy and active. He eats well and enjoys seeds, nuts, fruits, breads, crackers, and sometimes Harrison's pellets.
He is a rescue bird that suffered high levels of trauma inflicted by previous owners.
Now only a few loud noises from the outside world upsets him. He has chosen my wife as his favorite and will do anything she asks.
I have assumed the role of kitchen staff, wait staff, protector, and buddy when my wife is not at home.
His feathers are full, clean and healthy looking.
He lets my wife assist with his feather grooming bathing tasks.
Recently, (About two weeks ago), we noticed a couple of small lumps around his vent and the loss of several feathers.
Within the last two weeks the lumps grew larger and several new ones appeared. He is much more uncomfortable and seems to experience some pain. We are very concerned with the speed and growth of these lumps.
Please help. We are willing to travel from St. Marys Georgia to obtain your services or to utilize your referrals to other experienced Avian Vets, or your recommendations of owner treatments, medications, or other ways to cure our cockatoo.
Thank you for your professionalism and assistance.