Coacal Papillomas: Thought to be a viral condition. Contagious to other birds (thought to be sexually transmitted). Affected birds should not be used for breeding.
Kidney disease (gout) - May be caused by excessive supplementation of Vitamin A.
Lipomas (tumors) in older birds
Macaw "Acne": Small swellings on face caused by small, ingrown feathers on face and eyelids, simple surgery to release trapped feathers; antibiotic injections, cortico-steroids needed if bird rubs and scratches affected sites. (Ref: Jeannine Miesle, MA, Allied Member, Association of Avian Veterinarians)
Beak malformations in chicks (improper feeding technique?)
Annular Toe Lesions: Seen in chicks, may result in loss of toes.
Miscellaneous Infections: Bacterial, viral or fungal
If you notice any sign of illness, it is important to provide supportive care until a pet can be taken to a veterinarian for assessment and treatment.
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