Lorikeet neck is swelling when he eats.

My rainbow lorikeets neck has started to swell when he eats. He is loosing
a lot of weight, but has not lost his appetite.
What could be happening?

He developed a feather plucking habit about a year ago, and while we have tried to treat this he has not stopped.

Hoping you can help.

Thanks!

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Nov 22, 2013
Bird lost appetite and swelling
by: Tracie

You need to know what is wrong in order to have a treatment plan. 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.

It is normal for the crop to fill when eating, but since you are indicating this is something new, along with the other symptoms of illness, you need an avian vet to diagnose and prescribe treatment.

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