Parakeet with lump on her chest

by Sally
(Atlanta)

My 7 year old parakeet has developed a large lump on her chest, in front of right wing. She is breathing heavily. She still responds cheerfully to my hand, and she is eating. What should I do? Antibiotics?

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Nov 03, 2008
Parakeet with lump on chest
by: Tracie

Hello Sally,

You need to take your bird to an avian vet ASAP. The only way treatment can be prescribed is for a vet to run tests to determine what is wrong.

For sure you can help your bird if it is not eating a healthy pellet like Harrison's, Totally Organics or Roudybush. Parakeets often die of fatty liver disease from eating too much seed.

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