10 October 2021
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A couple of weeks ago, on Monday 27th September, we had a home vet visit arranged for Perry.
I almost cancelled it as he has been relatively fine, but given he has various ailments I thought it best to go ahead just to check there was nothing lurking. It is also true that I am still traumatised by all the drama with Perry’s health last December/January time & wanted an update on where he was lump-wise. Given that observation is a major help in diagnosing anything in birds, I have recently noticed that Perry has been wanting to eat seeds from my hand & this happened last winter, prior to the drama, so that also added to my concerns.
On the day, the vet checked Perry over. His weight was about 60g, which is clearly overweight, but pretty stable for him. His original (hard) lump is still there & feels about the same size, which is good as that suggests it is either not growing or growing slowly. The area that burst before must have, coincidentally, grown over the original lump. The skin is pink and healthy looking so there is no evidence there was a big scab there! The vet said Perry has a layer of fat over his chest & also over the hard lump.
So, though Perry’s poops are terrible & he is still drinking a lot of water, we agreed to do nothing, given any tests would be invasive. He does seem to like his naps & does sit very fluffed up at times, but then a few moments later he is running up & down the perch flirting with Moriarty!