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Old 10-16-2018, 09:41 AM
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Re: bird tumor

Any update on how your bird is doing? I forgot to ask you yesterday whether or not you have checked the rest of her body over very, very carefully for any other soft lumps, even very small ones??? The reason I ask you this is because if they are Lipomas, then typically once one shows up, many more will follow, and if you can find any other of these soft lumps anywhere on her body, then that is almost a sure sign that they are in-fact Lipomas...

****It's important to note that even though I have explained about how common Lipomas are and how likely it is that that's what this growth is, you need to remember that I also told you that you need to take your Amazon to a Certified Avian Vet or Avian Specialist Vet immediately, ASAP while it's still early and it's only one growth, because it may very well be any of the other types of growths that I also mentioned, including a malignant tumor. And once again, just as with people, it's VITAL that you get any growths on your birds as early as possible, because the longer you let a cancerous growth grow, the more likely the cancer will spread to other parts of the body, AND the longer you let a growth go without getting a proper diagnosis, the more complicated that growth will become to remove if necessary to remove it!

The longer that any type of cyst, tumor, abscess, etc. grows, the larger chance that it will develop it's own blood-supply, because vascularization will start to occur, and then it becomes more and more difficult to remove, if able to be removed at all (depends on it's location, for example, if it's on the abdomen/belly, chest, neck, head, face, vent area, then it can grow into vital organs, or latch onto the blood supply that normally feeds a vital organ or body structure, robbing blood from that organ, causing very serious and sometimes fatal complications, and making it totally inoperable).

So please, get your bird to either a CAV or an Avian Specialist as soon as possible for an exam/biopsy...If you need help finding the closest Certified Avian Vet or Avian Specialist Vet to you, we can help you with that! In this type of situation, you definitely do NOT want to take your Amazon to an Exotic's vet that has no specialized education or training in Avian medicine.
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