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Question: I have a canary with one feather cyst. Breeder recommended to kill the animal, because it is no longer usable for breeding. I only seperate the bird, because it looks not sick. Is my bird suitable for breeding?


C1:  Well done! To kill a bird, must be the last way for free the bird from suffering. A feather cyst is also called “Lumps” The feathers are too long and too soft. The result is that the feather cannot penetrate the skin and forming a feather cyst. A feather cyst  can be opened with care, but sometimes blood vessels are included in the cyst, which can lead to excessive bleeding. C2Maybe lumps can have a genetic cause, and can be inherited by the next generation. In this case the bird is not more used for the next breeding. C3:  Lumps are formed from an ingrown feather and you always see just an extension of a feather pore. I get into the base of the feather and slowly manipulate it out. Gently turns and movement will do it. Than I take a cotton bud with a small amount of an goode anticeptic cream and rub careful the wound. You will see some blood, but the antiseptic creame does enough to help with numbing and cleaning the hole left. Give it a week and the wound will be healed.

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