female Mccaw with swollen abdomen

by Marilyn
(Keystone Heights,Fl)

my McCaw has a puffed out abdomen chest area and then puffes it even more every few minutes what could be wrong if anything or is this normal she was always smaller than the male but seems almost the same size lately

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Feb 01, 2013
female Mccaw with swollen abdomen
by: Linda

Whatever this is is very serious and will need to be looked into by an Avian Vet ONLY in your driving area. This could be a tumor, infection or egg binding all of which are serious problems. Only an Avian Vet can examine, diagnose and treat your birds because they are the only ones licensed and trained in the care of birds and other exotic animals. They've spent extra time in school and training just so they can work with birds. Dog and cat vets are not licensed or trained in the care of birds and usually make incorrect diagnosis and overdose on any meds they give. So, get her to an avian vet as quickly as you can get there because this is serious and if she is eggbound, she will die trying to lay the egg. If she has tumor or massive infection, same result can be anticipated.

There are plenty of avian vets in Florida which like California is one of the main bird breeding areas in the country. This brings a number of highly trained avian vets to take care of them.

Thanks for writing and let us know what the avian vet has to say.


Please use this Find an Avian Vet link to find an avian vet for your bird so it can be examined to determine what is wrong and what the potential treatment might be.

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