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Old 05-07-2019, 11:05 PM
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conure feather cyst/ingrown feather? vet appt already made.

I made an appointment for Monday but I wanted to hear what you all think.

I noticed while giving my conure pets on his head that there is a tiny, tiny little red bump on his skin. it's about 1-2 MM in diameter. could this be a feather cyst or a just feather that hasn't grown yet? he has lots of pin feathers on his head right now and the other day when I was helping him with them, he made a sudden movement and flew away and one got pulled out by accident😭. I had the little feather in my hand with half a sheath on it. I can't remember which part of his head it was from but it was definitely from his head. Could the bump be from that? He's about 1.5. yrs old. I don't see any feather head growing from the bump or anything else. Has anyone seen a feather cyst on a conure's head before? I'm googling things and becoming more and more paranoid/crazy/worried. Is there anything I can do to keep it from turning into a cyst?

Trying to decide if I should go to the vet immediately or if I'm just being irrational. I made an appointment for Monday. Should I just take him in tomorrow or wait awhile to see? How long does it take to show a feather head? I'm so worried. Thanks!

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he was miraculously still and being super sweet while I recored this, I think he thought he was getting cuddles lol.
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Re: conure feather cyst/ingrown feather? vet appt already made.

Do not recognize this but if the size is stable, should be OK until Monday. If you have a working relationship with the vet, perhaps they can view the video and give better advice.
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Re: conure feather cyst/ingrown feather? vet appt already made.

Smart to get him to the vet. Keep us posted!
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Re: conure feather cyst/ingrown feather? vet appt already made.

Thank you for your response. It was a new feather! A little baby one is emerging from it . I cancelled my appointment for Monday but am going in for his annual next month. e
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Do not recognize this but if the size is stable, should be OK until Monday. If you have a working relationship with the vet, perhaps they can view the video and give better advice.
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Re: conure feather cyst/ingrown feather? vet appt already made.

Thank you for your response. It was a new feather! A little baby one is emerging from it . I cancelled my appointment for Monday but am going in for his annual next month.

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Yay! Glad to hear all is well!!!
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