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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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My amazon parrot seems to have a lump that's on the side of

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Hello. My amazon parrot seems to have a lump that's on the side of his head.. it's come through the feathers and is now growing feathers on top of it. Should I be concerned?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Bird
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 5 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 5 months ago.

Thank you for the good photos. To answer you directly, yes, there's reason for concern. Skin tumors - both benign and malignant - are common in pet birds. This has a benign appearance but the full extent of it is obscured by his feathers. Common skin tumors include fibromas/fibrosarcomas, squamous cell carcinomas, soft tissue sarcomas, and lymphosarcoma. This should be attended to by an avian vet whom you can find here: theparrotsocietyuk.org/veterinaryadvice/avian-vets

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