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Urgent Young Bourke with Red Lump Under Beak

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Pippin, my 3-month-old make Bourke parakeet, had a big red lump under his beak yesterday. He seemed fine, or rather, he seemed like his usual self as I've had him less than a month - he preens a lot, and he has weird panic fits every night when it gets dark (he came with his wings clipped and can't fly, but he'll hang onto a perch and flap frantically for a few minutes). He might have been a little grouchier than usual - he normally bites everything all the time, but he was attacking my fingers extra roughly. I called and made an appointment with our vet but we cannot be seen for two weeks. Today the lump is gone. How worried should I be? Could it just have been a blood blister? I'm becoming paranoid about mites. If the cage has mites, maybe that would explain the nighttime freak outs. Sorry for being a neurotic new bird parent. pippin1.jpg pippin2.jpg pippin3.jpg
In these photos you can see a smaller red lump on his neck/upper chest as well. I can't see it today.
 

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Call your avian vet.
 

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Thanks, that was the first thing I did but they can't get us in for two weeks, so I thought I might as well ask the forum in the meantime.
 

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It doesn't look like mites to me JMHO. Is he scratching at it?
 

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Thanks for replying. Yes, he's been scratching at it. I wonder if it disappeared because he popped whatever-it-was overnight.
 

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It might be ingrown feather but keep it clean and dry any signs of infection, swelling, pus, excessive bleeding, haul to ER vet that sees birds.
 

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Yeah, if it's gone and you didn't find any blood in the cage or on him, I'd bet feather cysts. I would keep the appointment in two weeks though and ask about the wing flapping episodes.
 

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Does he have a night light?
 
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