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Hello everyone,

I have a cockatiel named Peachan and I am new to this community.
I hope to get some ideas about the current situation with my Peachan.
She recently developed a tumor which is diagnosed to be an aggressive type of bone-based neoplasia. She is also about 25 years old. The tumor grows on her right wing and appears to be almost the size of a nickel, in what looks like a couple of months time.

The avian Dr. does not recommend wing amputation due to old age. This is basically cancer for my poor Peachan and the dr. is looking into radiation as an option. The other option is to simply let her live her natural life as is.

I'm wondering if anyone has had experience of amputating their old-aged cockatiels or have birds who have battled cancer.

I really appreciate all feedbacks in advance.
Jessica :pied:
 

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My husbands first bird, Morgan, developed cancer in her reproductive system. She was only about 5 or 6 years old at the time. Today, I regret the decision my husband and I made. We subjected her to injections, and oral medications. She was suffering, could not fly anymore. Looking back, it would have been more humane to put her to sleep so she wouldn't suffer.

As long as your bird is active I would let it be. No medication, no shots and definitely no wing amputation. When you see that she is starting to suffer, That she's not herself, then you can make up your mind as to what to do.
 
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