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*GRAPHIC WARNING* Analyse this baby GW Macaw poop please

Name: Robert
Age: 11 weeks 1 day

Genealogy: Wild parents; raised until 8 weeks old then abandoned
Adoption: Given to me by a friend to hand feed and raise as my buddy

Plumage: Head, wings and tail intact; mother plucked rest of body; new fluff and feather growths emerging
Home: My entire house; free range; sits in box when cleaning house; have a 5 ft x 6 ft aviary when he gets older

Vet: Non-Avian vet (knowledgeable with Avians though)

Current Meds: Amoxicillin oral 100 mg suspension (flavoured)
Dosage: .5 ml twice a day ( 1 ml a day)
Reason: Wheezing, sneezing and tail bobbing
Diagnosis: Aspiration/Respiratory infection
Duration for Meds: 7 days
Total time on Meds: 4 days

Previous Meds: Diflucan 150mg gelatin capsule
Dosage: 20mg a day
Reason: Slow crop, sour breath, dough texture to crop, food undigested in poop, white blobs in mouth
Diagnosis: Candidiasis
Duration for Meds: 7 days
Total time on Meds: 7 days

I would like to get someone to give me a diagnosis of the entire poop; especially the urine. They cloudy yellow urine started around the same that he started the Amoxicillin. Sometimes he has normal stools, sometimes they are almost clear and sometime they are cloudy. I am worried. I ran to the vet who told me to finish the meds and then bring him back a few days after the meds have worn off. I was wondering what madness is this. My baby pooping yellow and I have to wait? He doesn't seem sick at all. Following me around all day. When I visit my clients I have to carry him around as he cries and begs to come along. He nibbles my toes and always wants to be picked up like a helpless child. He is alive and well. Should I continue the Amoxicillin beyond the 7 days?

Poop on tile (camera flash off)

Poop on tile (camera flash on)

Poop picked up with toilet paper (camera flash off)

Poop picked up with toilet paper (camera flash on)
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*GRAPHIC WARNING* Analyse this baby GW Macaw poop please

The only thing I didn't see in your description is diet - I know you've been experimenting and adding things to formula to get him to eat. Did this change in poop happen at the same time you started changing his diet? My macaw's urine is yellow/green sometimes and I've never worried

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I'm with Jenny on this that it could be dietary, yesterday you mentioned that you gave him a little yogurt the sugar in the vanilla yogurt can cause runny poops so this might be what caused it.
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OK I see. Well I will try not to worry and finish off his meds and continue observing him. Thank you for contributing.
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For a bird that is still being hand fed his poop is looking more like a bird that has weaned. Different foods will cause changes in colour and texture of droppings. I know that with my seed eating parrots their droppings are more like a lorikeets when they are still being hand fed and only change to normal looking droppings when weaned or weaning. This is caused by the fact that the hand raising formula contains much more fluid than when they are feeding themselves on seed, pellets, fruit and vegetables and water. Personally I don't feed or like pellets and much prefer a more natural diet.

I know I am often considered alternative when it comes to hand raising but it has worked for me and that is when I am hand feeding birds I use a product called Cottee's Raspberry Cordial (full sugar not diet) and put some of that in the hand raising mix making it a good darkish pink colour. Anecdotally this has cordial has been shown to be anti-bacterial. I have been using it since 2000 and have not had a case of sour crop or candida since. It is a concentrate that is mixed with water to make a non carbonated drink. I use it undiluted. It is Cottees Raspberry Cordial not the Raspberry Crush. While this product is readily available in supermarkets here in Australia I know it is available in both the U.S. and the U.K. You can buy it online through some suppliers. Here is a link for the U.S and U.K. They will ship there.

Australian drinks,Cottee's Cordial,Bundaberg,Bickford,Ginger Beer,Nescafe',cottees cordial

You may also be able to get it through World Market.
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Morning all. Been a busy few days. Robert is now 12 weeks old. he has been off the Amoxicillin for 2 days now. I also took him off the multivit CH and the AVC. His poop still has the yellow tinted urine. He is so active and playful.
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