Hunchback lady gouldian hen

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maru65
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Hi,
One of my gouldian hens has developed a deformity.
She has been with me for about 18 months, and she was ok. But a few days ago I noted like a hump on her back, and now it is very obvious.
Any advice?
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Looks like a possible ruptured Air sac
If it is, a vet will have to drain the air out and the bird will have to be confined to smaller living quarters
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Find a bird vet and take her there for a check up.

Anything that grows that fast is usually very bad so the sooner it is checked by a qualified bird vet, the better.
I specify bird vet because they have training in bird diseases and the bird has a much better chance of survival compared to going to a normal vet that isn't a specialised bird vet.
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Thank you.
I know a vet in my city who supposedly treats birds.
I hope she can help her.
If it is a ruptured air sac (are they like the bird’s lungs?), is there a reason for this to happen? Could it have been avoided?
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http://www.usislam.org/36compa.htm
If you ignore the title of this link, and just look at the anatomy of birds section. It will show you how the birds air sacs are set out and where.
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maru65 wrote:
25 Jun 2020, 10:24
Thank you.
I know a vet in my city who supposedly treats birds.
I hope she can help her.
If it is a ruptured air sac (are they like the bird’s lungs?), is there a reason for this to happen? Could it have been avoided?
Ruptured air sacs can occur through some sort of trauma, like possibly they hit the cage too hard

I am 95% sure thats the problem, pick up the Gouldian and feel if the lump is light and full of air
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