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Do these droppings look normal to you?

Ok so I noticed a few droppings looked weird to me today in Oliver's (parrotlet) cage when I went to change his cage. When he was out with me, the poop looked normal. I noticed it from his cage paper which some could be up to 24 hrs old. Is it too dark for a bird that eats seeds and pellets? Do any look like the poop is diarrhea? What do you guys think? My stomach is in quite the state from nerves......

The first 2 pictures are mostly night time/sleeping droppings for reference, as those tend to have less urine.




This is the most recent which looks ok to me. He ate veggies for dinner:


These are up to 24hrs old but are what caught my eye:



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What colour are his pellets? And had he been eating anything else, like any dark fruits?

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The urine output looks just fine and the ureates have a great color, as to the feces themselves, the two first pictures look fine to me, the third one looks as if it's quite fresh (and from seeds because it's the typical green of bird poop), the last ones don't look bad at all - maybe a trifle loose but not diarrhea (they could be first morning poop which is always looser) and it looks as if he had been eating dark fruits and/or veggies (or maybe colored pellets) but no major worry. If you are worried, just keep an eye on his poops but I would not fret over it.
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The pellets are roudybush so there are tan.

The 3rd pic -fresh one he had eaten avicake and some veggie mash.

Since the others are older, not sure what he ate before. ..but no dark fruits. There were veggies eaten, seeds, and pellets in the last 24 hrs.

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The pellets are roudybush so there are tan.

The 3rd pic -fresh one he had eaten avicake and some veggie mash.

Since the others are older, not sure what he ate before. ..but no dark fruits. There were veggies eaten, seeds, and pellets in the last 24 hrs.
Well, there you go, avicakes have seeds so the poop is green, nothing to worry about. And, sometimes, when we fed them certain veggies that are high in betacarotene, their poop turns dark when it's dry so I would say don't worry, everything looks OK.
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They look ok to me. Mine have black and white poop as well as colored. I give pellets too one is the roudybush. When they eat fruit/veggies there is more urine.

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Well, there you go, avicakes have seeds so the poop is green, nothing to worry about. And, sometimes, when we fed them certain veggies that are high in betacarotene, their poop turns dark when it's dry so I would say don't worry, everything looks OK.
Ok that makes sense about them drying darker. Thanks a bunch. I just get scared when there is a change. I couldn't bare to have any babies lost or hurting....unrealistic I know, but I just love them so much.

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