bumps on his back by tail feather

by Beatrice Koch
(Sayville ny)

Hi I own a 6 month old scarlet macaw and we noticed he has small bumps on his body down by the tail feather we noticed a feather coming out of it it looks a little swollen too is this normal, Beatrice Koch

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Aug 20, 2008
bumps on his back by tail feather
by: Bea koch

I took him to the vet and yes it is the preen gland which is perfectly normal

Aug 13, 2008
Bumbs by tail feather
by: The Vet

This could be his preen gland. You should have your bird examined by an avian veterinarian to be sure this is normal. You should take your bird in also for his vaccinations and a well-bird exam anyway. This should be done annually.

Dr. B

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