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my Conure's droppings have been a green color for a few days, anyone know if this is OK or why it may be this way? I haven't changed her diet in any way, maybe a bit less fresh fruit/veggies ... thanks <><

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Which part of the droppings are green? The actual fecal part, the urine or the urates? Or all of them?

Usually green urine and urates indicate liver problems, but honestly, it could be a number of things.

Can you take a photo of it and show us? I think that will help.
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OK thanks I'll try to upload pics tonight.... most all of it is green, it has bits of white in it too but there isn't much liquid to it at all when its green so I guess it would be the fecal part... the urine part of the droppings look pretty normal

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A picture would be great, but it sounds normal to me....

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most all of it is green, it has bits of white in it too but there isn't much liquid to it at all when its green so I guess it would be the fecal part... the urine part of the droppings look pretty normal
Sounds normal to me, as well, but like the others I agree a photo would be helpful.

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here is a pic, its a bit harder to see the color of course in the pic but its pretty clear... its a little bit darker green than it has been but still green... more white in it now too
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It looks a little firm, but I'm not used to Conure droppings. The colour seems good to me. Try feeding more fruits and veggies....

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thanks... she seems fine... I was just curious cause the color changed sudenly

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Hmmm, color wise it looks good, just a little bulky. What is she eating currently, as an everyday thing? She may need more fruit/veg like Sharon said, could be a pinch dehydrated. You could also try Bene-Bac or any other bird-safe probiotic to help un-bulk her poo. Same as people, if they don't have enough healthy bacteria in their gut, they can get constipated and have minor issues. That may explain the color change too?



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I have a Pineapple Green Cheek Conure too, and her droppings look somewhat like that, kind of a dark army green with white in them, but they aren't as firm, they're more of a "plop".

She eats a lot of Roudybush pellets every day, plus each day she gets either fruit, veggies, birdy bread or Beak Appetit, plus some sprouts. She's an excellent eater and she does drink a lot of water (maybe that's why her droppings aren't as firm).

Also, her first poop in the morning is usually darker green.

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I agree with above, color looks perfect ! but she may be a tad dehydrated
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Her main diet is ZuPreem pellets plus I usually give her some fuit/vegies daily... her droppings usually aren't large and firm like that I just used that one to show the color better... she does one that looks like that maybe once every two days, but usually its alot runnier.... thanks for the help everyone... as far as dehydrated, what should I do? she drinks all day and dips her pellet mix in her water as she eats it

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Do you mean she normally eats ZuPreem Fruity or Naturals? I ask because the dyes in the fruity pellets color the pooh. I feed undyed pellets, but at the store the birds all had access to both. Their pooh changed color when I switched them to the Naturals. Everyone went to green pooh then except for the Linnie, who went to a tan color that would turn green as it dried. Later, when I switched her to half ZuPreem Naturals and half Harrison's, even hers turned green. I do think the ZuPreem diets change the color of the poohs.

I called the vet just last week because my senegal's poohs changed drastically from a well-formed pooh with obviously separate components (urates separate from feces) to a foamy, one type of stuff. The vet said she thought she'd just had too much kale, and she eats kale often, but she had decided to pig out on the stems that day instead of the leaves. I panicked, but everything looked normal the next morning.

Then I though, wow, I sound like a new mother worrying over baby pooh, lol.

Just yesterday the store hadn't been able to get TOPS in, and so I bought some ZuPreem Naturals to tide her over. (They had weaned her onto that, but I'd had her on TOPS since she came home.) This morning her mouth smelled stale, and I panicked over that! Then I decided, hoped, it was just the change in the pellets - and the fact that she kept regurgitating for me - which she considers a compliment.

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she eats ZuPreem Avian Entrees Harvest Feast... that is the only one that she will eat without any trouble

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