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Hazelnut
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Hazelnut
Hazelnut  
Recently my society finch, Hazelnut has been changing. He's been eating less, squeaking, and biting his feathers from his neck. Today, I noticed a yellow bulge on his neck and I don't know what it is. I've been so concerned and I looked up different reasons to what has happened to him. Please help.

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It looks like a crop infection. This is something easily treated with a visit to a vet. My vet prescribes a drug called Nystatin (I doubt that's how its spelt) and after a few doses the infection goes away. This is something that REQUIRES a vet visit as there are no home remedies that I know of that actually work

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Requirements of Questions: -CHECK MY WEBSITE WWW.FINCHFAQS.WEBS.COM BEFORE ANSWERS BEFORE ASKING ME -Must use proper grammar (typos I can understand but if you won't make an effort to type properly don't expect me to make an effort to answer your question) -Must include finch species if known and if bird is domestic or not (if you don't say, I will assume it's domestic) -Be as descriptive as possible -No asking about how your bird died If the above requirements are not met, I will dismiss your question (especially the dead bird one). I have no issue donating my time but will not waste it either. I have owned various species of Finches for over thirteen years now and have done everything from hand-feed babies to nurse sick adults back to health. I am most knowledgeable on how to treat Air Sac Mites, feather mites, finch breeding, and finch first aid.

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