Bird Veterinary

Have Bird Questions? Ask a Bird Specialist.

Ask a Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

My male parakeet has developed a small pinkish growth on the…

Customer Question
Hi, my male parakeet...

Hi, my male parakeet Tony has developed a small pinkish growth on the left side of his beak. He seems to be perky and eats very well. His droppings are slightly liquid. What could be done about it? Thank you, Eri.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Some lumps are serious and some aren't. Let's see what the Veterinarian has to say. What is the bird's name and age?

Tony is his name and he is about 3 years old.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Tony?

Aout half a year ago he pulled a feather when he groomed himself. Following that he lost quite a bit of blood, which I discovered on the bottom of the cage next morning. He showed signs of paralysis. Next day he was totally okay.

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Bird Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Bird Veterinary Question
Answered in 56 minutes by:
1/5/2018
Bird Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Bird Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 34,792
Experience: University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
Verified

You're speaking with Dr. Michael Salkin. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm currently typing up my reply. Please be patient. This may take a few minutes.

Ask Your Own Bird Veterinary Question
Bird Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

Eri, can you upload a photo(s) of Tony's face to our conversation? You can upload photos by using the paperclip or add file icon in the toolbar above your message box (if you can see those icons on your particular device) or you can use an external app such as dropbox.com/ Please check that the photo(s) is in focus prior to uploading it.

Ask Your Own Bird Veterinary Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a bird veterinarianLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Dr. Pat Your Own Question
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat, Bird Veterinarian
Category: Bird Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 3,596
3,596 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 25+ years working primarily or exclusively with birds

Dr. Pat is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Pat

Dr. Pat

Bird Veterinarian

3,596 satisfied customers

25+ years working primarily or exclusively with birds

Dr. Bob

Dr. Bob

Veterinarian

2,854 satisfied customers

35 years in general practice, including avian.

Dr. MD Stafford

Dr. MD Stafford

Veterinarian

233 satisfied customers

20 years in private practice, contract veterinarian Dickerson Park Zoo and attending veterinarian Missouri State University

Fiona Steel

Fiona Steel

Veterinarian

224 satisfied customers

BVMS MRCVS

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

220 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

allpetsdr

allpetsdr

Veterinarian

142 satisfied customers

I have been practicing for 10 years. I work with exotic pets, dogs, cats, small ruminants, camelids and pigs.

Dr_Kitty

Dr_Kitty

Bird Veterinarian

122 satisfied customers

Mostly experience with chickens and ducks.

< Previous | Next >

Related Bird Veterinary Questions
I have a 9 year old parakeet, male. Just a few days ago I
I have a 9 year old parakeet, male. Just a few days ago I noticed a brown spot towards the bottom of his beak. I have done a lot of research and have been slightly concerned because many have suggeste… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
5,376 satisfied customers
We have a Gloster corona white crested canary who has a red
We have a Gloster corona white crested canary who has a red sore in the bottom of his beak. Since September 2014, we have been parting a non-crested canary who has been picking on his talons and feath… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
3,596 satisfied customers
Please help. I think I cut my parakeets beak too short
My 7 year old Parakeets beak was curling into its neck feathers. I cut it. I think I cut it to short - just taking off the tip. There was no blood on the cut beak but she has developed a line down her… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
3,596 satisfied customers
My yellow canary sings all day beautifully, eats well drinks
My yellow canary sings all day beautifully, eats well drinks and poops well. He is not shy at all around me or my husband. We are the only ones in the house. My concern is that he is pulling out his f… read more
allpetsdr
allpetsdr
Veterinarian
142 satisfied customers
Five days ago, I noticed blood in my budgies cage. I didnt
Five days ago, I noticed blood in my budgie's cage. I didn't notice any blood on feathers. He's been energetic since then though his stool has been a little watery. Today noticed blood on right tail f… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
My parakeet was fine for several months until the last couple/three
My parakeet was fine for several months until the last couple/three weeks or so. She suddenly has "thinning" feathers on top of her head and around her beak. First she lost her tail feathers which the… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
5,376 satisfied customers
We have 2 parakeets that we have had for almost 2 years. Both
We have 2 parakeets that we have had for almost 2 years. Both are male and one is much more agressive than the other. They share a cage and always have. The smaller of the two and less agressive one s… read more
EmergencyVets
EmergencyVets
Emergency Veterinarian /Medical Director
Doctoral Degree
368 satisfied customers
My 3 year old male Parakeet had a blood tail feather pulled
My 3 year old male Parakeet had a blood tail feather pulled out last night. When I captured him from the flight cage, (his first time) He fought to get loose from the towel, flying into a glass wall a… read more
Dr. G.
Dr. G.
DVM
711 satisfied customers
lineolated parakeet: flaring his tail feathers and now hanging
Hi. My lineolated parakeet is two years old and he suddenly just fell or dove to the bottom of his cage. He is flaring his tail feathers and now hanging on the side of the cage. I have never see him d… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
3,596 satisfied customers
I have recently adopted a plum head parakeet. I was told he
I have recently adopted a plum head parakeet. I was told he is about 5 years old. He is missing feathers around his neck. I was told his girlfriend another parakeet plucked them. He came from a home w… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
cockatiel: his cage..his wings uncontrollably until we rescue him
I have a cocktiel that is approx 1 year of age. He's lost all but 2 tail feathers and is having trouble balancing, climbing and hopping from perch to perch. He tries to get to the top of his cage on t… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
5,376 satisfied customers
My parakeet is just under 2 years old. Recently, his beak has
My parakeet is just under 2 years old. Recently, his beak has started to grow, and I have to clip the beak every two weeks. Also he loses his feathers very frequently, as soon as the feathers come in,… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
parakeet: I think it is a female and it lives alone in a cage.
I have a yellow parakeet. I think it is a female and it lives alone in a cage. she is about 1 year old. It appears to be feeling okay but feathers are all over the bottom of the cage. Is that normal f… read more
Dr. Bob
Dr. Bob
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,854 satisfied customers
parakeet: lost more feathers than usual. His head is partially bald
Our parakeet started molting. He has lost more feathers than usual. His head is partially bald with the skin showing. All the rest of his feathers look very rough. He was quiet in the cage yesterday w… read more
Dr. Lisa
Dr. Lisa
Doctoral Degree
1,297 satisfied customers
My 3-year-old parakeet did something to himself preening last
My 3-year-old parakeet did something to himself preening last night. There's blood on his left foot, feathers, beak and perch. This AM, the bleeding stopped, his preening like mad and his feathers hav… read more
Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat
Bird Veterinarian
3,596 satisfied customers
Hello, my boyfriend and I are babysitting for Coconut, my nieces
Hello, my boyfriend and I are babysitting for Coconut, my niece's parakeet. We have had him for at least a month each of the last few summers, so he's pretty familiar with us. Saturday, Sunday, and to… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
5,376 satisfied customers
One of my parakeets dies during the night. Both were fine
One of my parakeets dies during the night. Both were fine when I talked with them before bed last night. This morning I found one of them on the floor of the cage passed on. There was blood on its' wi… read more
Doc Evan
Doc Evan
Professor
DVM, PhD
1,054 satisfied customers
My parakeet had several drops of blood yesterday on his bottom
My parakeet had several drops of blood yesterday on his bottom and kept biting it. It seemed that something was coming out his bottom. I cleaned him off and put him in a small cage by himself (but nex… read more
Dr. Kris
Dr. Kris
Owner/Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
22 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x