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    I am scared ****less! Yesterday I had Penny upstairs and I started to scritch her neck and I notice an almost dime sized lump on her neck. The skin over it was really thin and it looked yellow and lumpy underneath. She was acting really sleepy but I don't know if she was actually just...sleepy.

    Does anyone know what a cyst looks like on a bird? I hope to god it's not a tumor! I emailed the breeder first thing this morning and I am calling to get her into a vet right now.


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    Re: Penny has a lump!!

    i dont know what to tell ya other than sorry. hopefully it is nothing major. and hopefully the breeder helps to take care of this. keep us posted
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    Re: Penny has a lump!!

    It looks exactly like this, which is a feather cyst. I have no idea how vets go about removing these? I hope that's all it is



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    Re: Penny has a lump!!

    I think one of the other tailfeather members had a problem similar to this,,,, ill try to find the thread for you. (She had pics)

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    Re: Penny has a lump!!

    ok, I found it.

    http://www.tailfeathersnetwork.com/c...ngrown+feather

    Scroll down... She provided some great pics.

    sorry to hear about your baby, I hope the vet can take good care of her.
    Good luck!! Keep us posted.

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    Re: Penny has a lump!!

    Thanks so much! That is definitely what it looked like. I just got off the phone with the vet and she said feather cysts are very uncommon in younger birds, especially in that area (neck). But the pic I posted and the thread you posted looks EXACTLY like what she had. Yikes - 157 though, I bet it will be more here. Oy. Thanks so much for posting that thread!

    I'm taking sick leave so I can stay with her, she's going in at 2:30. She is not quite tame yet and she's gonna HATE me and people in general after this


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    Re: Penny has a lump!!

    Poor Penny! I hope it's just a feather cyst and all is well. Good luck at the vets.

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    Re: Penny has a lump!!

    It's so big....I really hope they don't have to put her under because it's so dangerous with birds, there is a chance she could just not wake up.

    Thanks, Roxy. urgh, I am so nervous.


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    Oh Hillari, I am sending good vibes to you and Penny. That is so terrible. I hope everything goes fine with her! >Hugs<
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    Re: Penny has a lump!!

    So sorry to hear about this, too You have had such a stressful couple of things arrive at once!
    Keeping you in my thoughts, and hope that Penny does okay! Keep strong!

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    Re: Penny has a lump!!

    Poor little thing. Hopefully it's something the vet can take care of without much trauma to her. I'd say keep a close eye on her during her next molt. Spaz had a problem with quills coming in, ended up needing an ointment for his shoulders. If I hadn't caught it when I did he would have done some serious damage to his skin and caused quite the infection. Maybe it's a linnie thing?
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    Re: Penny has a lump!!

    With Pepper (Schlisa's bird from the other thread) it was an abscess. The vet drained it without anesthesia.
    Pain meds and antibiotics were given. And Pepper bounced back very quickly, if I recall correctly.
    It could be an ingrown feather (which does happen to younger birds, and usually in places they can't preen well) rather than a cyst. I think even an abscess would be preferable to a cyst.

    You will have to let us all know how it goes. Give Penny some fruit after her vet visit. It will help with the stress a lot!

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    Re: Penny has a lump!!

    Quote Originally Posted by McDenny View Post
    It's so big....I really hope they don't have to put her under because it's so dangerous with birds, there is a chance she could just not wake up.
    yeah, the lady at the expo told us of an African Grey that had to have general anesthesia for a broken toe, and died. ,.... not trying to scare you, but it's still a terrifying thought. Hope she can do it with just a little bit of pain meds, and not full surgery.

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    Re: Penny has a lump!!

    Any update? I keep checking this thread and the linnie forum for vet results. I hope Penny is o.k.
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    Re: Penny has a lump!!

    thinking of you and hoping the best for Penny and you x


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