A few days ago, I noticed a strange orange-coloured patch on Atilla’s lump. It did not look right so I dropped an email to Mr Avian Vet, with a photo, asking if it was something I should be concerned about. Here was his response:
This is a localised area of infection – possibly because she has scratched or rubbed the surface. Initially I would treat it with some antiseptic cream such as Savlon, E45 or similar.
So, not only does she have a horrible hernia/lump, there is now an area of infection on it. 😦 I already had a tube of Savlon so I have been applying this twice a day. It has been a relatively easy task as Atilla still likes going inside the tea towel at the back of the chair & her lump is very conveniently positioned for me to gently smear some cream on. So far, the orange patch seems contained. Atilla is still fine in herself & does not appear troubled by the infection.