Male eclectus chest lump.

by Brianna
(Western Australia)

My 12 month old male eclectus parrot has developed a sack-like lump on his breast. It's quite large, and I only noticed it today when he was in the shower with me (this is only a rare occurrence, because he's quite demanding and it uses a lot of water). I can palpate it and it doesn't cause him pain, and his behaviour hasn't changed much at all.

He's slightly more unbalanced, and is a little easier to startle. It is very soft and squishy to touch, and about two centimeters in height. There are normal feathers growing over it, and it's not immediately noticable if you're just looking at him. I just want to know what it might be, and if it's fixable through diet change, or change of environment. He also has a few blue feathers across his tummy and chest, which may be of concern.

Any help at all would be appreciated!

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Aug 10, 2010
it is just the crop
by: Anonymous

I would not worry about it, it doesnt hurt and you just noticed it its squishy so its probably just the crop, where food is stored before going to the stomach. It is not worth taking your bird to the vet its normal. if you notice the lump gets bigger after your bird eats and smaller when it doesnt it is THE CROP

Aug 06, 2010
Eclectus with lump
by: Tracie

Dr B can not help you with this. The only way to determine what the lump is, is for the bird to be examined in person by an avian vet. Please take your bird to an avian vet ASAP.

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