Bump Towards Tailfeather on Green Cheek Conure

by Brandon Shaffer
(Eureka, CA, USA)

Picture of Tail End of Green Cheek Conure

Picture of Tail End of Green Cheek Conure

Hi,

I recently got my first Green Cheek Conure after having cockatiels for most of my life. I have a quick question, on the back of my conure, he has a small bump protruding, I noticed it while he was preening the other day. I'm not sure if it is a ingrown feather shaft/feather cyst or if it is Preen Gland. Im just worried and want to make sure he is ok. I tried to touch it, and he seemed like he was in pain. I have attached a picture also. Thanks So Much!

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Oct 01, 2008
Thanks
by: Brandon

Thanks so much! I was not sure and really wanted to make sure he was ok.

Sep 30, 2008
Picture of preen gland on bird
by: The Vet

That is the preen gland and it looks normal.

Dr. B

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