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Possible Tumour (picture Added-rainbow)

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One of my English budgies Chip I noticed this morning a little blood patch and I thought he had broken a blood feather so I caught him to have a closer look and it wasnt blood in fact he has a hard bone like lump on his wing fleshy coloured. Im gonna get a closer look tonight and some pictures of possible.

 

Now he has a vets appointment tomorrow but this is something Ive not seen before and I was wondering if anyone has had experience with this type of lump before.

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One of my English budgies Chip I noticed this morning a little blood patch and I thought he had broken a blood feather so I caught him to have a closer look and it wasnt blood in fact he has a hard bone like lump on his wing fleshy coloured. Im gonna get a closer look tonight and some pictures of possible.

 

Now he has a vets appointment tomorrow but this is something Ive not seen before and I was wondering if anyone has had experience with this type of lump before.

 

It sounds like the lump my budgie Giny had. I was on her wing as well, fleshy colored. The vet said it might be cancer or not. She would have to cut it off and check. But we decided not to do it, as it would be a risk for such a small bird - she said. Later another little lump grew on her other wing, but then she somehow scratched it open, it was bleeding a bit. But then the little one just disappeared :glare: . But Giny was quite old and my vet said budgies get lumps often. She died not long ago.

 

But maybe it's just a fat lump. I hope it is and Chip will be okay, good luck :angel1:

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Oh thanks very much. He is only 1 and a half so I hope its nothing serious. I dont suppose you have any pictures of the lump or examples.

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Oh thanks very much. He is only 1 and a half so I hope its nothing serious. I dont suppose you have any pictures of the lump or examples.
No, I don't. I tried to find some pictures on the internet, but I can't find any. If I do, I will post it.

 

 

I found this website, there is a picture (not a nice one :glare: ) of a fat tumour. My budgie's lump looked similar, but much smaller (like a green pea size) and it was under her wing.

 

 

http://www.avianweb.com/fattumours.html

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Hey Booms, my Blossom had a growth removed from her wing a few months ago, so I think I know what you are talking about. It grew under her feathers, so was not noticable except for just the stroke of luck I had when I saw it. She saw the vet, who recommended removal - not immediately if she left it alone, which she did at first. He said he could not tell whether it was cancerous or benign just from looking at it. In the space of a week or 10 days, it doubled in size, and she finally started to pick at it. When it was small she ignored it, but when she started to make it bleed, I was afraid something would happen while I was at work and no one would be around to stop her from bleeding out so I took her in for surgery. I did take some pictures, but my camera is junk so there weren't really any good pictures. I'll post them though, and maybe you can make out the lump. It was around the bend of her wing, under all the feathers. She has a fatty tumor on her chest anyway, and is very overweight due to the tumor, so it was risky (as all surgeries are, I guess) as she is somewhat of a special needs bird (she also has kidney issues). But the vet did not have concerns about her not coming out of the surgery. She came through just fine, I took her home same day, and she was her usual spunky self. :) I had to keep her seperated (at the vet's request) since sometimes birds will pick on an injured one, but the rest of the birds kept flying over to her temporary cage and kiss her through the bars. :D They would all fly over to her, chirp several times, then fly back to their regular cage, wait for her, then fly back. Skittles even tried to open up the doors and was scratching around the base of the cage to get in with Blossom! After 3 days they all seemed to miss her so much I put her back in with the rest of the flock and there was no issue at all. Everyone left her wound alone. It took about 3-4 weeks for the feathers to grow back, it was much quicker than I was told. Anyway, she is right as rain now and you can't tell she had any surgery.

 

I know I have painted a rosy picture, and for me the outcome was great, but I'm sure you know each bird is different and you do have to weigh the pro's and con's of putting your bird under anesthesia. I don't have to tell you that, do I? Your bird is very young (Blossom will be 4 in Feb.), so if otherwise in good health and you trust your vet I'd really consider it if the growth continues to increase and Chip is picking at it. It is a totally different matter if your budgie is making it bleed, you know? You can't be around to supervise all the time. I could have had a biopsy done, but having one would not change the future. If it is cancerous, we deal with that. If it was benign, we hope it does not return. But that is of course up to you.

 

Anyway, before and after pics:

 

BlossomGrowth.jpg

 

BlossomSurgery.jpg

 

I need a new battery in the camera or I'd take a shot of her now - she is fully feathered and full of energy.

Edited by Rainbow

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Could be a feather cyst. I had a young hen with one on her tail. Took a few days to get rid of it. But she is good now.

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Well guys Im pretty sure its a tumour we have Chip booked into my avian vets tomorrow evening so I guess we will find out for sure.

 

I have this picture which isnt great because he is a wriggle bum and my picture taking skills arent the best but you can make out what its like plus if you look super close you can actually seen sort of red veins in it.

 

IMG_0518Custom.jpg

 

:D

Edited by Boomberry

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My budgie's lump looked like this, she had it in the same place, but on the inside of the wing.

 

I hope it's not so serious and he'll be okay.

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l hope that he is okay.

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Boomberry, that looks like how Blossom's started. It's even in the same place - just the opposite wing. I think she had it around 3 weeks before she went in for surgery. It started off small, like a cyst, but as it grew you could see more and more veins growing in it also. It grew very quickly, which was a bit scary. Watch it to see if or how fast it grows. If Chip is picking at it and making it bleed, I think I would talk to the vet about surgery. You can pm me or e-mail me if you want my perspective on what happened - anytime. :)

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:ygbudgie: Good luck at the vet, I pray it is a lipoma but it would be very unusual to have it attach to a wing as there isn't a whole lot of fatty tissue there. :)

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