Chest Lump looks like a sac filled with seeds

by Gina
(California)

My cockatiel, Mochi, has missing feathers on his chest. Today I noticed that where he has missing feathers there's a lump. This lump is translucent and looks like his seeds are stuck in there. He eats, drinks and sings like normal. Is this normal at all? Because it sure is scaring me.

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May 06, 2011
Crop lacking feathers
by: The Avian Vet

I think that you are seeing the crop. You should have him looked at by an avian veterinarian to see why he is plucking.

Please read the Feather Damaging Behavior article

Dr B
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