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    Default Large lump above nose ó possibly abscess?

    Hi again everyone,

    Iíve been noticing a lump slowly swelling on one of my wild black eastern greys, Piko. Itís right above her nose but below her eyes. Nothing has changed in her behaviour, and sheís still eating and drinking well.

    Piko is one of the squirrels who has started the mating ritual that I posted about the other day. Sheís been a little more aggressive to the other dominant female squirrel (who also started the mating chase). Piko used to be more passive before the mating chases.

    Sheís still really sweet with me and will come up to my hand for a nut.

    I was reading through other posts and I think itís an abscess from what I can gather. I think that means she might need antibiotics? I donít have any pets, so I donít have access to a vet for some Clavamox or Baytril. Are there alternatives?

    What do you think? Here are stills from a video. Iím sorry theyíre kind of blurry, she wouldnít stay still!

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    Thanks so much in advance! ❤️

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    Default Re: Large lump above nose ó possibly abscess?

    The lump is still there but no longer getting bigger. Itís not getting smaller either, but Iím taking it as a good sign that itís stopped swelling. Still not sure what the bump is, but her behaviour hasnít changed. Iíll continue to give her HHBs!

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    Default Re: Large lump above nose ó possibly abscess?

    Piko is still doing fine but now thereís a wound where the lump is. She very kindly posed for a picture today!

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    The lump looks like itís in a different spot, but it couldíve been the light playing tricks on me.

    I still donít know what could be affecting her, but sheís still being a squirrel so I think thatís good!

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