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He is about 3 years old, eats well, is out of his cage all day and has an amazing life. But his nose turned brownish :( is my buddy okay, i’ve never had experience with vets and im affraid that he will be very stressed out if i take him there and so i would like to know first is the nose thing normal
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, so please help me out. Is this normal or an alarming vet thing?

It turned more brown since i took these pics 2 days ago.
 

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When a males cere turns brown it is an indication of a hormonal problem sometimes caused by a testicular tumor. Sometimes that can be seen in an x-ray, the treatment is injections of Lupron and anti inflammatory meds, it will not cure the issue but can help shrink it. If there is a tumor you may also see loss of use in the legs, this is due to the pressure that the tumor puts on the nerves leading to the legs. If you have an avian vet I would discuss the situation with him/her to see what treatment is available, I am not sure that Lupron is available everywhere.
 

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When a males cere turns brown it is an indication of a hormonal problem sometimes caused by a testicular tumor. Sometimes that can be seen in an x-ray, the treatment is injections of Lupron and anti inflammatory meds, it will not cure the issue but can help shrink it. If there is a tumor you may also see loss of use in the legs, this is due to the pressure that the tumor puts on the nerves leading to the legs. If you have an avian vet I would discuss the situation with him/her to see what treatment is available, I am not sure that Lupron is available everywhere.
Cody, I really hope this isn't a stupid question, but I'm curious, (Lupron is not an authorised medicine here in the UK) my question stems from the post we've seen recently concerning the cere hypertrophy, could Lupron be used in the treatment of hens with cere hypertrophy?
 

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Cody, I really hope this isn't a stupid question, but I'm curious, (Lupron is not an authorised medicine here in the UK) my question stems from the post we've seen recently concerning the cere hypertrophy, could Lupron be used in the treatment of hens with cere hypertrophy?
I do not think it would be appropriate for that because the cere hypertrophy is not something that normally leads to a life threatening situation, unless it blocks the nares, but that does not happen overnight and the condition should be addressed by removing the tissue before it would get that severe. It is my understanding that Lupron is given when other things do not work and you are out of options for serious hormonal issues.
 

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I do not think it would be appropriate for that because the cere hypertrophy is not something that normally leads to a life threatening situation, unless it blocks the nares, but that does not happen overnight and the condition should be addressed by removing the tissue before it would get that severe. It is my understanding that Lupron is given when other things do not work and you are out of options for serious hormonal issues.
Many thanks Cody (y)
 

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Hello and welcome to the forums!

You have been given great advice and I agree completely. FaeryBee has also provided some great resources for you to read. I hope you can get an avian vet appointment soon!

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