Growth on wing

nstrachan28

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Feb 4, 2013
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Toronto
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Yellow Sided Conure (Suzuki), Cockatiel (Raffi)
Hello everyone,

I have a female cockatiel that I found in the dumpster almost 5 years ago named Raffi. Today when I let her out of her cage she stretched out her wings and I noticed a strange growth. It is very well hidden and you have to move a lot of feathers over to be able to see it. I am not sure how long she has had this for (which is making me feel very guilty).I inspected the lump and she doesn't seem to be in any pain when I lightly touched it.

I attached a picture of what it looks like. I have a booked an appointment to see an avian vet for tomorrow morning. In the mean time, would anyone have any ideas of what this could be?

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DallyTsuka

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Mar 19, 2011
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Ontario, Canada
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Dallas and Tsukasa (Cockatiels)
Mango and Munchlax (Peach Faced Lovebirds)
it looks to me like a feather cyst (ingrown feather). the vet will tell you for sure and will likely lance it and remove the ingrown feather. theyre pretty common in cockatiels from what i've read.
 

MikeyTN

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Feb 1, 2011
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Antioch, TN
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"Willie"&"Lola"B&G Macaw,
"Dixie"LSC2, and "Nico" Scarlet Macaw.
I had that happen to one of my female tiel once with the ingrown feather. It must be removed! That happened to me over 10 years ago and it surprised me.
 

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