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Poop!

I'm sure many of you will think some of us are crazy, but on the Linnie Forum we have a large discussion on linnie poop - because linnie poop is unique.

I figured we could have a similar discussion here...

  • What is your bird's poop like?
  • How would you describe healthy poop?
  • How would you identify unhealthy poop?
  • Share pictures!

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This will be an interesting thread and will probably be a stickie!
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and will probably be a stickie!
pun intended? lol.

and linnie poo = ugh! "small bird, huge turd" is their motto!
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Well, all my birds have quite small dropping. And they are easy to clean too (Lucky me! ) ! They don't have wet droppings, just a small brown with white drop

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... Pictures? No, please. I'm trying to eat my lunch! XD Well this is going to be a really interesting discussion.

Mochi's poo varies. It's always kind of an orange color from the pellets she eats, but sometimes it's just a ball of solid... poo. No liquid or anything. I like those poos, easy to pick up. Other times it shoots out like water as if she's a fruit eating bird. Those are the ones I REALLY hate.

She also has this strange habit of pooing whatever she can whenever she flies and lands. I don't know why, but it never fails. Fly, land, poo. It's like some sort of ritual, even if she ALREADY took a dump right before it.

Budgies are all the same, bright orange because of the pellets, solid blah blah blah.

Healthy poop.. As long as it's not some really weird color, has polka dots, and not running like diarrhea, it's all good with me.

Unhealthy would be diarrhea, immense changes in size, or color. I've had my look at unhealthy poop, it's kind of hard to miss, but hard to describe.

... This has to be the strangest post I've typed up yet.
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She also has this strange habit of pooing whatever she can whenever she flies and lands. I don't know why, but it never fails. Fly, land, poo. It's like some sort of ritual, even if she ALREADY took a dump right before it.
HAHA, lentil does that too! i've been assuming that her clumsy landings just knock the poo out of her on impact, as she is not yet 100% flighted (but getting there) and lacks any grace whatsoever.
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HAHA, lentil does that too! i've been assuming that her clumsy landings just knock the poo out of her on impact, as she is not yet 100% flighted (but getting there) and lacks any grace whatsoever.
LOL! That's actually an interesting concept! XD Mochi did that even when she was full flighted, though... So I don't think that was the reason in her case. It's good to know I'm not the only one with a parrot with a strange landing habit.
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One of the things that makes me stick with budgies is the small size and relative dryness of their poop. I'll be interested in hearing about all the other types of parrot poop to see if I would ever really consider having another species.
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One of the things that makes me stick with budgies is the small size and relative dryness of their poop. I'll be interested in hearing about all the other types of parrot poop to see if I would ever really consider having another species.
If that's the case, maybe you should look into getting a parrotlet. Their poop is very similar to Budgie poop, except smaller.
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If that's the case, maybe you should look into getting a parrotlet. Their poop is very similar to Budgie poop, except smaller.

That's good to hear....
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HAHA, lentil does that too! i've been assuming that her clumsy landings just knock the poo out of her on impact, as she is not yet 100% flighted (but getting there) and lacks any grace whatsoever.
What a great thread. I will post more once I get pictures.

But I just wanted to comment on the fact that often a bird has to fly or move very actively around before pooping, especially in the morning. What I have always felt, is that a birds systems, much like humans, needs movement to get it active. People who are very inactive, often need to move around a bit to get the body's functions to operate. I think a bird might be similar particularly if it has been very still for long periods of time. My linnie does not poop all night which is why the first poop of the morning is huge but others during the day are not.

Budgies are different as they poop all night long because there is always a small pile of poo under wherever they have slept.
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I think budgies poop every 12 minutes. lol Something we've noticed is that their feet get hot just before they poop. We know to put them down if we don't want them to poop on us.
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I'll be interested in hearing about all the other types of parrot poop to see if I would ever really consider having another species.
Well, in that case, you'd like parrotlets, budgies, and tiels Linnies have BIG wet poops! My Severe's poops aren't as wet and icky as my linnies, though about the same size!

A BIG giveaway on unhealthy poop - it stinks! If your birds poop ever has a sour odor then something's up. A lot of times this will pair up with bad breath, and can be a sign of a yeast infection or fungus. If it's overly watery, dry, bulky, discolored, or has any blood in it then it's no good and they need to go to the vet! Poop is your best early warning system for a bird. Often times they won't show any signs of illness until it's too late other than their poop.



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