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Question A Touchy Poopy Question

I have an "icky" question. I have a Parrotlet and a Pineapple Green Cheek Conure. I've had many types of birds over the years: Canaries, Parakeets, Lovebirds, a Quaker Parrot, Cockatiels, and a Blue Front Amazon, but I've never had a Conure.

Libby, my Conure, sleeps in her sleep cage in my Parrotlet's room. Libby does not poop all night long, but does a big "glop" in the morning. She's almost 9 months old and she's done this since I brought her home. She's very healthy in every way and is a good eater and a wonderful pet.

My friend has a Caique who is this way also.

Is this normal for a Green Cheek? It doesn't seem to bother her at all, and she poops normally the rest of the day. She isn't due for her wellness checkup until February, when she turns one year old, but I was just wondering, so thought I'd ask the experts!

I guess there's not much I can do to change this behavior, but I love this bird so much, I want her to have the best life!

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Yes her morning poop is completely normal. Is she in a cage with the metal poop skirt? Our four are great at aiming outside the cage!
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Shira does the same thing, and so does Roni, the senegal. Ashlynn, the grey, is also able to do that.


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Interesting -- that's good to know, that it's normal for my sweetie pie!

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That's the same way here. The p-lets seem to poop all night long. The first time I saw conure poop I said to my self "Dear oh Dear"

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Ya, try finding one in the bottom of your coffee cup......
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Ha! Ha! You guys are funny!

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Ya, try finding one in the bottom of your coffee cup......
gross!! I do hope you didn't drink it all before finding it. I don't mind bird poop at all, really, but that would make me sick!



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I have a PGCC who does this also... it is so funny to watch in the morning when I uncover her cage, its like clock work, she always does this strange little "chin up" maneuver on her perch and when her beak is down between her feet on the perch she "shoots" it out, sometimes she even gets it over the clean life poop/seed catcher and a couple feet away from her cage on the floor, I know it sounds nasty but it is so funny to watch

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UGH! I guess I should be thankful that Libby does hers inside her sleep cage!

My friend's Caique (MUCH bigger poopie) will back up to the bars of her cage and "shoot" out what she's saved all night, if my friend doesn't get to her quickly enough! UGH! Her bird will NOT poop inside her cage! Goofy birdy!

It's good to know, though, that my Libby is just doing what Conures do!

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Jenny, yes I always finish my cup, and ya it was at the bottom. I didn't taste anything different. But there it was. I did not get sick. I am more careful now! Our conures will poop on demand for us before we take them out if their cage. I Am surprised they don't say"go poopy".
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Ugh! Makes me glad I don't drink coffee! LOL!

Libby says "Make a Poopie" and "Poopie", and when she's just entertaining herself, she says "Make-a, Make-a, Make-a" over and over and over!

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My Aunt's cockatiel does the same thing. She was just asking me about that. She says she always has to wait for her bird's morning poo before she takes him out!




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Haha Abby that sounds like my snake. I wont pick him up until I've made sure he has pooped. Snake poo is like the worst thing ever and I would rather he didn't do it around the house

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Really? Eck! Poo!
I would love a snake, though. My neighbor has one (a boa constrictor) and he brings it over all the time. They are so interesting.




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Haha Abby that sounds like my snake. I wont pick him up until I've made sure he has pooped. Snake poo is like the worst thing ever and I would rather he didn't do it around the house
Ugh, isn't it horrible? I had a water snake that never really tamed down and would poop on me every time I got him out. He would also bite me 3-4 times before it clicked in his head 'oh wait, you're not going to eat me? ok i'll chill with ya'



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Thanks ladies for giving me another reason to pass on snakes.

Not that I had any other thoughts about snakes, mind you.


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I really want one, but I much rather have birds.




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Haha I just decided I liked them and that I'd get my first and somebody local didn't want it any more so I ended up buying him. I have to admit I adore the thing but he's a really pain when it comes to pooping haha!

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They seem fun, and a bit different.




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