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Watery poop

So my seven month old lovebird, Remy, does quite a lot of very watery poops - he just did one on my computer and it was more liquid than anything else. It's not every poop, maybe one in three or four, and he's been doing it since I got him. There is nothing else about him that concerns me; he's bright and active, no fluffing, no loss of appetite, no changes in behaviour, no feather loss, nothing.

Does anyone have any ideas why he might be producing watery poops and is this something I need to worry about? He eats seeds, fruit and veg and lately a grain bake that I made for them.
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It's his fresh food most likely If you feed your fresh food at different times to your dry foods then once he's eating that there probably won't be much in there except for urates and a bit of loose poop

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my african grey is like this also when he eats his veggies and fresh fruit he has watery poop ... I had to change the time i fed him fresh food from when he was eating his pellets
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The same used to happen with my lovebirds too. It seems to be quite normal as long as it is otherwise healthy and eating well.
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One of our Linnie's has had very watery poo since birth two years ago. He's very healthy, so it's normal for him. I found that apples with his fresh food helps keep it a little firmer. :-)

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If fresh fruits and veggies are the reason for the watery droppings you can offer a small bowl with bird coal.
The birds know how to use it.
When Paulchen ate too much of his beloved cucumber he flies to his little bowl and takes a few pieces.
Fresh and raw carrots can also be helfpul.
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I agree that what they eat can change their poops. I have also noticed with ours after baths/showers poops can be waterier. If you are introducing new foods colors of droppings will change also. I gave Byrdina a slice of blood orange for snack at school last week. His droppings were BLACK after that.
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ON the topic of poop since it's here,
Kyo makes so many different poops in a day… mostly normal, but sometimes she'll let out a runny one, and sometimes it'll be very dark green (I assume this is due to her kale intake).

She's going to the vet next week (I called two vets and it was the soonest they could see her), and I'm hoping to find out that everything is okay… still worrying after reading so much online and being paranoid.



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German forums recommend not to feed kale to parrots, it may cause severe digesting problems.
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We have seen this sometimes in parrot species of birds. Droppings can be quite worrying if they change. If your bird normally does watery dropping, then yes it could be to do with the diet.
At other times though keep an eye out for changes like the urine part changing colour like to a yellow or green.

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German forums recommend not to feed kale to parrots, it may cause severe digesting problems.
Wow! I didn't know this- thanks!

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German forums recommend not to feed kale to parrots, it may cause severe digesting problems.

Wow, I feed it quite often, the budgies love it. I hope it isnt messing with their system.

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I think it would be better to offer them dandelion chick weed, risp grass ect.
If you don't like to collect greens outside you could offer organic lettuce, a pealed slice of cucumber or chicory.
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I think it would be better to offer them dandelion chick weed, risp grass ect.
If you don't like to collect greens outside you could offer organic lettuce, a pealed slice of cucumber or chicory.
Oh cool! I always wondered about cucumber -thanks! I think they will have some tomorrow.

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Just a note. I feed curly kale and have absolutely no trouble with it. I imagine the evidence from that would be that birds fed mostly on a seed diet eating it would suddenly have wetter poops and the owner would assume it was bad perhaps? Kale is an excellent, nutritious food. My budgies absolutely love it! But I also include it in all of the chopped dishes I make

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