Uneven hard lump on keel of eclectus
(Sarasota, FL )
I have an eclectus with an unknown history. She has been to the vet twice because I would like to know why she plucks. She is on a fantastic diet and almost never in her cage.
The vet showed little to no interest in medical issues. He prescribed elavil. I am very very unhappy with him. I plan to take her to a better vet ASAP
She is very itchy, fat, mild stress lines, discolored feathers under tail.
She snaps feathers, ignores pin feathers
She has good days and bad
She as an irregular hard mass on her chest. I think at the distal end of the keel.
She picks mostly contour feathers. The area of the mass is bald.
The primary feathers look rough
The vet didn't say anything both times I was there so I thought it was normal. It's hard to miss since the skin is bare.
The mass feels like a bunch or small lumps. Maybe 1" wide half 1/2 tall and less than 1/4" thick.
I've spent hundreds on the vet bills and super fancy organic foods. The vet said I need to stop looking on the net or I'll keep finding problems. I asked about loose feces, he said it's normal. I asked about the lump and he said to have a vet check it out!!!! I want to cry!! There is a vet in Tampa, an hour away, that I am trying to see.
I want to know where to start. Is the lump something serious? It doesn't feel like fat. It feels hard and bumpy and like it's attached to the underlying tissue
I have pics but not on the computer. I will try to upload them
The vet is "dr don" I heard he was great but I feel like he thinks he knows the answer so he doesn't want to look. Didn't even touch her