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Urgent Odd bump on my cockatiel's back

squishlez

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So yesterday I noticed Pride's feathers sticking up a little weird on their back
PXL_20230804_133551267.jpg I thought maybe it was just loose from molting or something but I took a closer look &





PXL_20230804_133607560.jpg PXL_20230804_215828181.jpg apologies for the kinda out of focus pictures, it's pretty difficult to get a photo of something like this. from the bit of frantic googling I did I think this is likely the preen gland but I don't think it's usually supposed to be protruding this much? Is this normal & I just never noticed it before???

The main thing I'd like to know is how urgent this is, as I'm young & still living with parents it's pretty difficult to schedule a vet appointment at short notice. Not knowing makes me very anxious as I always want the best for my bird. I kinda just wanna know if this is something really urgent that needs to be seen right away or something I can simply wait & bring up when I bring them.
 

Pixiebeak

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This is preen gland. If your bird doesn't eat a healthy diet thst include veggies and it pellets. Then lie vitamin A can effect the gland. It doesn't look very inflamed to me. But it would be ok to hold a warm compress ( warn wet wash cloth ith or paper towel) on it a couple if times a day . And to offer leafy greens , bell peppers, cooked sweet potato, and cooked carrots to bump up A levels.
 
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