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Hi, we recently purchased a young male tiel that was in terrible condition...really under weight and couldnt fly so was covered in mess from the other avery birds, it's been about a month and he's put on a healthy amount of weight, will happily take food from us, always want to be out and around us and never bites. The thing is he's got these two bumps on his wings, same position on both wings, almost elbow area and look bony or grisly even. I'll post a pic.

Anyone know what it could be? He still can't fly and holds his wings low.

He's going to an avian specialist tomorrow, already been vets but they were clueless!!! Still took my money tho!!!:pied:

Please help!

I'd Like to add that it may seem silly to bring a bird home in such a state, but I just could not leave him....poor thing, I thing it's gonna be an expensive time at the vets.
 

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the "lumps" in his wings are his elbow joints and are normal. :)

i'd have his wings checked because he holds them low and cant fly, but the lumps are normal and every tiel has them, normally you can see them when their feathers are wet :)


can you post a photo of how he holds his wings?
 

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I don't think it's silly at all that you brought the bird home. I think it's wonderful and am glad that you're giving the tiel a nice life. :)
 

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Something I forgot was that the lumps bleed if he flaps too much, I.e if he's out of the cage and tries to fly to get back in......this usually results in him screaming until I pick him up to put him back, we're working on him using a 3 foot ladder to see himself home - he can do it, just not consistently lol.
 

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They could be very tender because he is having problems with his wings but those lumps are normal otherwise. I would definitely have a vet take a look at his wings.
 

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Picture of low wings

Here's a pic of his low wings, sometimes he holds em lower.

I really do hope it's just his elbows, they protrude through his feathers quite often though?
 

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Well, appointment with specialist is tomorrow evening so I will keep you posted.:pied:
 

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My rescued cockatoo has this only times ten because some idiot many many years ago broke her wings there so she could not fly and they healed roughly.....make sure to get it checked out to make sure it is not a problem like this.
 

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Vets opinion

So, the avian specialist checked Logan out. He said that the bumps seem to hard to be tumours and that their almost bone like. He said he's in no pain so to come back in a month for a re check and X-rays ect.
 
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