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I have noticed since yesterday that gonzo has a swollen area just below the crop at the top of the breast. With him being a plucker I am not sure if it is normal and I just notice it more or if we have a problem. I have never noticed it before and he does seem happier than he has ever been. I have had him around 6 months or so now and he has come on leaps and bounds with his talking, playing etc. He has loads of new feathers coming through and I am hoping he keeps a hold of them :roll: Anyway I have added 2 pics, you can prob see the swollen area more on the 2nd pic. Not sure if its because he is maybe plucking more in that area as I have just seen it since bringing in 2 chinchillas to the home. Any advice gratefully recieved :D

 

click for pic :arrow: http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t255/evie1971/gonzo/swollen2.jpg

 

click for pick :arrow: http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t255/evie1971/gonzo/swollen1.jpg

 

(edited to leave links for images - LAM)

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thanks LAM :D Mandy this seems to be just below his crop, don't think the pics show much properly lol. Just above the swelling thingy he has what I would say looks like a big adams apple, so all in all 2 sticky out bits lol it amazes me how good I am with the english vocabulary! Shouldn't he just have one sticky out bit??? (crop)

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I cant see what you mean, could it just be the neck or part of the crop you are seeing? I had to say he looks just like me Iolo - Here's a couple of pics of him to compare crops lol

 

http://s22.photobucket.com/albums/b324/Mandyd1975/Iolo/?action=view&current=Picture825.jpg

 

http://s22.photobucket.com/albums/b324/Mandyd1975/Iolo/?action=view&current=Picture981.jpg

 

http://s22.photobucket.com/albums/b324/Mandyd1975/Iolo/?action=view&current=Picture933.jpg

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that's normal. it's his crop, it's full. when i had my ringneck who was also a plucker, she looked like she had a huge pair of b**bs just after she'd finished eating. she had no feathers at all o her chest so it was just pink.

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I can saw the crops here and it made me think...

A another crop question.

 

With Merlin, his crop would get too big to my liking.

We now know this was due his illness as food/drink would return back to his crop.

First time this happened I was really worried as I thought the crop is where you can see it in these pictures but his crop would be not under the head but on the side, right side, it would kind of sit under his cheek... Is this where you can see the crop too or is it supposed to be where I can see it in these pictures?

A picture of him when he was a baby but his crop would still be seen there when he was older(if I moved feathers or it was big)...

 

http://s8.photobucket.com/albums/a2/nooraloo/Merlin/Merlins%20baby%20photos/?action=view&current=6.jpg

 

I first noticed this happening before he actually got ill...There is so many questions keep asking and this is one of them. Should the alarm bells had gone off when I first saw this crop on the side or is it normal?

 

Also, Poppy used to sit so that her neck would make a bumb there where I can see it in your picture. I never noticed Merlin to have this, so when we first got Poppy I was sure there is something wrong with her but soon realized it is just how she sits...

Its almost like us resting our head down&back but still facing forward, if that makes sence.

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Noora, that baby is only a very young bird who is unable to stand up completely on his own just yet. It looks to me that his crop is resting on the hand of the person holding him which means his crop is slightly squashed to one side and that he has just had a good feed, bless him :D As a handrearer myself I can honestly say that there would be nothing to be concerned about there, he looks a very happy (& well fed!!) little chap :D

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Thanks Macawmad...

I know for a baby it is normal and only showed the picture to show where his crop seemed to be even when grown up(as it shows well in the picture).

I suppose we will never know, I was told his crop was over double the size of a normal crop but this was probably him bringing food back to his crop from when it had already gone down so stretching it.

He also seemed to miss the feeling off fullness and would drink and drink so that his crop was overflowing and he would then be sick. These were all part of his illness and we know that all I was wondering about was the position of his crop.None of the vets ever mentioned it and it was not mentioned in the PM but after having Poppy(Merlin was our first) I can see he was different...

I have tried to look and Poppys crop seems to be where the naked birdies have theirs, under their face... not on the side...

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