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Lipomas: Bird Term of the Day

Definitions of words used by pet bird enthusiasts with the pet bird slant.

pet budgies/parakeets
By Cioli & Hunnicutt/BowTie Studio/Courtesy Nick Morris
Budgies are prone to fatty tumors.

Lipomas: (noun) Benign fatty tumors. Birds that are overweight are prone to developing them. They can occur in multiple places and can grow large enough to interfere with the bird’s normal movement. They commonly appear in budgies.

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Yeah - my hips know all about lipomas! It's a good thing birds don't have hips!!
Barbara, Kerrville, TX
Posted: 5/9/2011 6:30:55 AM
thank you
Tommy, Pocatello, ID
Posted: 8/2/2010 8:40:37 AM
Good information. Thanks.
Elaine, Darien, IL
Posted: 7/31/2010 9:59:45 PM
Don't humans get these?
james, brooklyn, NY
Posted: 7/30/2010 8:08:43 PM
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