Thank you for your inquiry in regards XXXXX XXXXX pet Finch. I would like to ask some preemptory questions in order to make sure that I can offer the best possible answer to you:
When were antibiotics prescribed and for what specifically?
Can you describe the growth in more detail?
Is bleeding persistant?
Is the wound warm to the touch?
Is their any unusual coloring/
What is the birds vet history?
I will have more questions for you after your responses to these....together we will try and figure this out for you. : )
Thank you for those responses...they do in fact help. There are a couple of reasons as to what is happening based upon your follow up.
Based upon the birds continued positive behavior patterns it does not sound like a crop issue... it sounds like like a hematoma or an infected cyst that could have been caused by an ingrown feather or finally it could be an abscess.
A hematoma would be unlikely as it does not fit your description
It could be an abscess...these are swollen and inflamed from bacterial infections...this could have been the case but the skin would still be showing surrounding irritation which it is not. they are filled with toxins and can be fatal if not treated. As a pet owner we sometimes are faced with instinctual decisions. By your description I do not think this is the case.
A cyst fits the visual description and would explain the over preening as a result of the underlying issue as well as the inflamed skin and subsequent residual skin. A cyst is in essence a tissue sack filled with material or fluid. They are generally not serious.
Watch the animal for a few days and observe her behavior. Ideally a local vet could remove this for you. Your bird will most likely continue to pick until it removes it itself. Your bird may need help in removing it if it takes longer than a week. If that is the case an eventual trip to the vet will be unavoidable.
Keep a close eye on her behavior patterns just in case of an underlying and more serious health problem...but I do not think so. Please click the green "accept" button and feel free to check back in with me using the reply option and let me know how she is doing. Enjoy the rest of your Christmas weekend. : )
Keep your pet on the "antibiotics" from the pet store as in sure they are safe. Do not keep them for too long of an extended period of time.
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