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Old 01-04-2017, 04:49 PM
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Hi all

Hoping for some advice regarding our tiel Joey. A few things but the main one is lump that has recently appeared on the base of his back. It might have gotten bigger recently as the feathers seem to stick up more;





Not sure that there is anything we can do? I thought it was a feather he had half pulled out at some point and got stuck - he can't reach where it is he falls just short of it so thought that might have been the cause but I'm not sure.

He's old too. My fiance has had him since he was 6 and we calculate Joey is about 23. And cranky. And not tame one bit lol so not sure how he would be able to go to a vet as you can't handle him? Any help with what this could be would be great!
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Old 01-04-2017, 05:00 PM
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To the vet. That is a MAJOR health issue, ESPECIALLY in such a senior bird. A qualified AVIAN VET will be able to handle even the most wild bird.


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To the vet. That is a MAJOR health issue, ESPECIALLY in such a senior bird. A qualified AVIAN VET will be able to handle even the most wild bird.


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Oh no not liking the sound of that i didn't think it looked good when i took the photo but its the first time we've actually been able to see it!

Any idea what it is? Will the vet be able to do anything except put him down?
 
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Yes the vet should be able to help but in the mean time besides whatever is causing the issue to begin with; that open sore is a wide open door for all sorts of nasty bacteria and other threats. That bird needs to see a vet immediately. And I cannot stress this enough; it needs to be a QUALIFIED AVIAN VET, not just a vet who "sees birds"


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Yes the vet should be able to help but in the mean time besides whatever is causing the issue to begin with; that open sore is a wide open door for all sorts of nasty bacteria and other threats. That bird needs to see a vet immediately. And I cannot stress this enough; it needs to be a QUALIFIED AVIAN VET, not just a vet who "sees birds"


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Ok thank you for the help we will get him booked in asap! Is there a website which shows the nearest qualified vet? I've had a look online but I couldn't find what i was looking for
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I suggest calling around to your local vets and asking about their avian qualifications.


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Definitely call to all local vets, avian or not, and see if they are willing to see him. Your best bet would be a small animal vet. It looks like an abscess. Tiels have an oil gland right around that area that they will use for their feathers and if that got clogged and infected, that's what you're looking at. Please keep us posted!!
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Oh no, poor boy definitely get him some vet care at once... I'm sending love to your poor sweet 'tiel and hope he is able to recover.
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Definitely call to all local vets, avian or not, and see if they are willing to see him. Your best bet would be a small animal vet. It looks like an abscess. Tiels have an oil gland right around that area that they will use for their feathers and if that got clogged and infected, that's what you're looking at. Please keep us posted!!
I too think it looks like either an impacted preen gland or a tumour on the preen gland... please let us know what the vet thinks!
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Definitely call to all local vets, avian or not, and see if they are willing to see him. Your best bet would be a small animal vet. It looks like an abscess. Tiels have an oil gland right around that area that they will use for their feathers and if that got clogged and infected, that's what you're looking at. Please keep us posted!!
I too think it looks like either an impacted preen gland or a tumour on the preen gland... please let us know what the vet thinks!

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