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Old 01-01-2013, 04:17 PM
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parakeet tumor?

Hi, my parakeet has a bloated chest and I think it might be a tumor. i have only had him for about a month or two. She is acting normal eating normal but she is sleeping a lot. I also think she might be pregnant her butt feathers are all puffed up. So what is it pregnant or tumor?
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:19 PM
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Re: parakeet tumor?

Recommend seeing a Avian Vet ASAP. Better to see a vet than to have a dead bird!
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Re: parakeet tumor?

what would you recommend me to give her meanwhile
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:54 PM
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Re: parakeet tumor?

Yup birds don't get pregnant i would take her to the vet ASAP!!! just keep a close eye on her and make sure she stays warm i don't think you can do much at home if it is a tumor, keep us updated on her progress
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Re: parakeet tumor?

I highly recommend a vet visit asap.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:04 PM
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Re: parakeet tumor?

If she has eaten a lot recently, it's possible that it might just be her crop is full, and that's normal. You would see a little bit of a bulge at the top part of her chest. I noticed one time that my parakeet Chipper's chest had a bulge, but after reading and looking up diagrams about parakeets, I realized that is about where the crop is and if they have eaten a lot you can sometimes see a bulge. But it should go down after a couple of hours or so, or definitely overnight.

However, always trust your instincts. If you just have a gut feeling that something might not be right, and you think your bird is sick, then it probably is. Don't take any chances. Take your bird to a vet ASAP. Birds instinctively try to hide their symptoms if they're sick, because in the wild that would attract predators. So you have to be observant and look out for anything unusual. It's better to take your bird to a vet right now and find out that nothing is wrong...then to wait too long and find out that it has something that could have been treated if you had taken the bird sooner. If you go to a vet and there's nothing wrong, then you don't lose anything except a little bit of time and a little money. And even then, it's good because you can have the doctor give a checkup. That's a HECK of a lot better than going through the heartache of losing a pet.

TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS. Don't second guess yourself. If you feel something is wrong, take your bird to a vet now.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:09 PM
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Re: parakeet tumor?

We are not vets here, and we can't tell you what to give your bird or what you should do. All we can tell you is to take your bird to the vet if you think something is wrong. Good luck, I hope that its nothing.
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Re: parakeet tumor?

thanks ct92404 yeah she was just full her bulge went down she's fine. thanks
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:40 AM
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Re: parakeet tumor?

I'm so glad to hear that she's doing okay now.
When I read your post, I thought it might just be that her crop was really full because she had just eaten a lot (sometimes birds do overindulge!). But I wasn't sure, and so like everyone else I thought it would probably be best to take her to a vet.

Just keep an eye on her for a while. Look out for any signs of trouble breathing or any change in her droppings, or changes in her behavior. If she's eating fine and has energy, then she's probably fine. It was probably just her crop.
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Re: parakeet tumor?

I'll say take her to the avian vet ASAP.
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