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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Paulandannmarie, Dec 24, 2015.
Does anyone know what this is & what to do. It's really angry looking
That's the Preen Gland - looks like a peck injury on top of that.
Thank you. Do I need to do anything or just leave her?
Sorry, should have offered next step.
Examine her closely, make sure no mites/lice. Clean the wound - I would use hydrogen peroxide ( beta dyne and alcohol hurt) - or just water with a little soap - Pat dry and spray with a liquid bandage - Bluekote or whatever you have on hand. Repeating and examining daily. And keep a close watch to make sure it doesn't form an abscess or worsen.
Ok great, thank you
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Not sure what that is...does it seem to be a wound? It looks like the Uropygial gland, located in the same area, which produces oils for preening.
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