Parakeet with large hump/lump on neck

by Diane
(Forked River, NJ USA)

Jersey's Hump

Jersey's Hump

Yesterday it wasn't there but we noticed she was sleeping with her head down rather than back like usual. This morning, she has a large hump under her feathers on the back of her neck. Looks like she either has a fur collar or she's from Notre Dame. She's roughly 5 years old - parakeet. Nothing else about her is different - eats/drinks/etc. exactly the same but over the last 3-4 days she is a big cranky with her fellow buddies (3 other keets).

THANKS FOR YOUR HELP! Diane

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Sep 29, 2008
Budgie with a hump
by: The Vet

You need to take her to see an avian veterinarian. This could be a tumor, a full crop, air in the crop, or a ruptured air sac. A physical exam would help to determine the cause of this problem.

Dr. B

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