Only Puffing Up One Side of the Neck
(this was taken a while ago)
I have a jenday-conure. I am trying to find why only her/his (never got blood tested for sex of bird) left side when facing me is puffed up with air in her neck. She always used to puff up both sides and now sometimes she only puffs up one. It feels weird if I touch it but then shortly after she stops puffing it up.
Only a few weeks ago I discovered a bald spot with a bunch of baby feathers on the right side of my conure's neck. Could that be the problem? That she just has more feathers on one side than the other? That what I assumed at first but it seems a bit more fishy than that....
Everything else is normal. She is a very active bird a little over three years old. She eats and drinks well and her body functions are normal.
I am probably going to end up taking her to the vet but my parents wanted me to look online first. Any Suggestions of what could be wrong? Could she have a tumor, or is this normal?