Budgie parakeets > Talking birds > Abscesses


Occasionally these will occur, usu­ally from external causes. Hard swelling may he softened by warm poultices and opened by the means of a lancet or fine-pointed, sharp knife, so the matter can be discharged.

Frequently an ab­scess can be scattered by rubbing on tincture of iodine. Sometimes the abscess is in the form of a small tumor which constantly grows larger. These are usually removed by tying a piece of silk thread firmly around the base.