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Hi everyone,

This is my dads' pigeon Ivan, he is approximately 20 years old. He has some concerning growths under and alongside his beak. The first one appeared under the beak a couple of months ago and was attributed to old age..but now there are more on both sides of his beak. They don't seem to hurt him. ..he is eating well and being his normal crazy self. He lives indoors with no other pigeons. His throat is clear of canker. His feet and the skin around his eyes are normal. It is a long weekend and his vet won't be in office until Tuesday...in the meantime, does anyone have any idea of what it could be?



 

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It kinda looks like pox but let see what the vet says, even if it is, just have to let it run its course and do any supportive care if needed. Let us know what the vet says, Have them do a stool sample while u got him there, cant hurt in case he has something in it.
 

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Thanks, Ill definitley do that. I've been reading about applying iodine or a coconut oil/turmeric mix on the growths to dry them up amd encourage them to fall off. Thoughts?
 

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Our eight year old pigeon has growths on each side of her beak. They have been there for nine months and the vet said don't worry about them. Will be interested to see what your vet says. Phoebes are just a cosmetic problem.
 

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Posted Phoebes photos under "growths beside beak photoshop" last December 20. They are unchanged. She has had them 9 months. Vet said they are not pox and that biopsy would cause a lot of bleeding. Someone here said they might be wattle. They don't seem to bother her. Maybe pigeons just get them as part of aging? Hope the vet gives your bird a clean bill of health. Let us know. Best wishes! If the bird is 20 he is obviously well cared for and loved!
 
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