Is there a vet in the house?

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  1. Fangman

    Fangman No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Spotted at this robin decided there was better pickings on the hanging feeder
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    Cyst on view as it repelled an incoming great tit
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    That embarrassed look we all have if we have displayed our more personal parts to a medic.

    Any idea what the cyst is and its causes?
     
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    Good job...
    No idea what caused that, old injury perhaps?
     
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    I have been told it is most likely a blocked preening gland - supplies the oil on demand that are needed to keep the feathers in good order.
    You can see below the ragged underbelly plumage . . . prognosis is not good.
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    One of your animal rescue organizations might be able to catch it, take to a vet and fix it. Maybe you should give them a call.
     

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