thickness or kind of a lump on breast of yellow nape

by Donna j Bourne
(Quincy, illinois)

I was holding my 32 year old yellow nape back against me as she loves to do and I thought her breast looked a little thicker, so I touched the left side and felt thickening and I do not remember this ever before, but, wondered what it could be? She is so spoiled and eats pellets, and she loves the connective soft bones of the chicken, this is all the treats besides a peanut at 5 pm every day. She eats fruit, apple, and is shiny and healthy and talks a lot. She laid an egg for the first time last spring, so this concerned me, but, it did not feel hard like an egg does nor as large? Will call my vet who is not a full avian vet, but, she does care for a few birds. I live in a city where bird vets are not prevalent. We travel with her and she goes to florida with us in the winter and to california we leave the 22ed of may for mendocino. What do you think this was that I felt?

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May 04, 2013
answer to my question
by: donna

thanks so much, I will indeed have her checked as soon as possible. appreciate your answering my question. Sadiebelle is the love of our life. I only hope she outlives me, because the thought of living life without her is unbearable. She is just like my child. I never had children and never wanted to be a mom, but, I ended up one, for sure. and a doting mom for sure. thanks again, donna

May 04, 2013
thickness or kind of a lump on breast of yellow nape
by: Linda

This sounds like a growth that needs the attention of a licensed and trained Avian Vet. Avian Vets are prevalent in California and Florida, so please find her the right kind of vet because this needs to be examined by someone who knows how to diagnose and treat birds. It may have to be removed, but first you have to know what it is and what potential treatment will be. The only people who can help you with this are Avian Vets who know how to diagnose and safely treat birds. Birds have special needs as to how much anesthesia they are given as well as dosages of other drugs. Since they normally have no fat on their bodies and hollow bones, overdoses of drugs goe directly into the liver to be processed causing many bird deaths as liver and kidneys are overloaded with too much drug and organs fail.

Let us know what avian vet has to say about this growth, and we'll look forward to your letter.

Linda
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