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How Do I Treat My Female Parakeet’s Feather Cyst?

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Hello, love your website have a parakeet female about 5 years old with a cyst on the left wing.


Our avian vet was not too helpful only said it could be a feather cyst after I suggested it.


She does not seem uncomfortable but the cyst is getting bigger mostly pink with whatever color of feather appears any suggestions?


Hi Nancy

I’m not sure why your vet thinks it’s nothing – it will only grow larger. He or she is better equipped to remove it but you can take matters into your own hands.


Not for the faint of heart but this is how you can treat the feather cyst.



I advocate wearing gloves, keeping things clean with hydrogen peroxide, and dressing the wound with bird-safe Vetericyn Plus® Antimicrobial All Animal Wound and Skin Care.


Best of luck


Mitch Rezman

He's handled a 1000 birds of numerous species when they visited monthly birdie brunches in the old Portage Park (Chicago, IL) facility. The one with the parrot playground.Mitch has written and published more than 1100 articles on captive bird care.He's met with the majority of  CEO's and business owners for most brands in the pet bird space and does so on a regular basis.He also constantly interacts with avian veterinarians and influencers globally.

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