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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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My Senegal parrot has a small growth on her wing and keeps

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my Senegal parrot has a small growth on her wing and keeps biteing it what should I do
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 12 months ago.

While parrots can develop quite a variety of tumors on their wings, the wings are also a common site of feather cysts which can appear as tumors. Can you upload a photo of this small growth to our conversation? You can use the paperclip icon in the toolbar above your message box (if that icon is visible) or you can use an external app such as dropbox.com. I can be more accurate for you if I can see what you're seeing. Ultimately, you're going to need to have Sunrise attended to by an avian vet (please see here: www.aav.org) who can address a feather cyst rather quickly or discuss what can be done if the growth is, indeed, a tumor.

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