I have a tom with a swollen wattle, it's huge. Can anyone please tell me what's wrong with him? This just started yesterday. I've attached a picture to help.
It's been several days and the swelling seems to have gone down a little. We have bees on the property so it's possible he got a little too close to one. He is our only tom, so fighting probably wasn't an issue and he is acting perfectly normal. I guess I'll just wait and see what happens.
I have a Tom with the exact same problem. He seems otherwise normal, not sick or injured. But he did bleed profusely from his mouth when I had to pull him out of a fight over the "women" where he was the aggressor even all swelled up. He's about 20 lbs so to move him to the time-out cage I had to turn him upside down briefly. The bleeding stopped as soon as he was upright. At first I thought he was injured but that doesn't seem to be the case. He's eating ok but seems to have a little trouble seeing due to the swelling. There is no sign of infection or bruising or other odd symptoms except for the strange sudden swelling. It has been about 3 days with little change. Any ideas on what this might be? What happened to your bird? My other birds seem fine.