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When did Pesta receive the previous injury?
Had the injury fully healed before this swelling?
When did the new swelling start?
Is Pesta eating/drinking/pooping/behaving normally?
Have you any photos that you could attach for me to look at?
Is Pesta uncomfortable with the swelling?
Does the swelling change through the day/on different days?
Thank you, ***** ***** gently feel the lump, is it hard or soft? Attached to the skin or does the skin move over it?
Is it separate from her crop?
The crop is a little pouch that holds food after your bird eats and it's just above the body, when it's full it can bulge a little. I've attached a picture for you.
Ok, thank you. There are a few things this could be and may or may not be related to the previous injury. As Pesta seems happy and is behaving/eating normally etc you could monitor it for now; however, there is a concern that given the location of the lump it could start to affect eating and possibly breathing so I would book Pesta in with your vet for an appointment (there may be a waiting period with covid-19) to assess the lump and Pesta fully.
This may be that he recently traumatized the scar and it's swelled a little, it could be an infection or an abscess formed (don't always make the bird sick). It could be a growth of some type but without examining, I couldn't be sure.
Is there any discharge from his nose or eyes?
Perfect, if there have been no new introductions it's unlikely to be contagious but if it wouldn't stress him too much then separating him would be the best idea for them all. If he stresses badly though, it may be better to leave him with his friends
No, if it's an infection, he needs antibiotics and should be seen by your vet as soon as convenient.
You're welcome. :)