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Old 10-26-2009, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question Green Cheek Conure stools

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I have a question regarding the shape of stools of green cheek conures. Should they be white on one side and another color on the other side like budgies only bigger?

Mine seems to be watery sometimes. It`s like he pees (water only with just a bit of fecal matter) or greenish mushy fecal matter?

Your comments would greatly be appreciated. If you have a snapshot that you could show me what a normal GCC stool should look like, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks

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Hmm, I don't have a photo of a normal GCC stool, but its along the lines of a cockatiel, but more wet. Budgies have very dry, compact stools, so it's hard to compare them to a GCC. It should have a good bit of the white liquid (urea) and fecal matter. Depending on what they eat, the color and consitancy of the fecal matter will change. They will also give you those really runny wet poops when they're scared, nervous, or upset. Hope that helps! We have so many ppl with GCC I'm sure someone can take a picture of their poop for ya!

On a side note, yay for the first poop thread here! The ones on the linnie forum are notorious!



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Oh no, not another poop thread. Your description sounds like my linnies. The poop consistency changes with what they eat and the time of day... b...i....g morning and evening poops.
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Oh poop another poop thread
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My green cheek is sick right now and on meds so his are back to normal. I liken them to chewed spinach! But when he first got sick, so watery and not green almost yellow. Turns out a little bacterial and a little yeast infection. I wish I knew how to avoid these things!
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Hi everyone. I didn`t know there had been other poop threads. hahahahaha I thought I was the only strange one in the place. hahaha Thanks for your comments.

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Everything comes down to poop, as they say. Bird poop is made up of 3 parts, the feces which is the green "solid" part, the urates, which are white coloured, and the urine, which is a clear fluid. Depending on what your bird has been eating the poop will change slightly. If your bird has been eating high water content foods, veggies, fruit, then the poop will look runny, On a more solid diet of pellets and seed, the poop will look more solid and uniform. Sometimes the urates may be mixed in and coiled with the solid part, others, it may appear alongside as you have described. I don't have a pic of my GCC's poop, but from what you have described, your guy's sounds perfectly fine.
Also.......When they've had a bath or shower the poop tends to be mostly liquid for a while, which is perfectly normal too.

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Oh thank you thank you so much for the info. your birdies look adorable.



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Oh thank you thank you so much for the info. your birdies look adorable.
You're very welcome, I'm happy it's helped to put your mind at ease.
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My green cheek is sick right now and on meds so his are back to normal. I liken them to chewed spinach! But when he first got sick, so watery and not green almost yellow. Turns out a little bacterial and a little yeast infection. I wish I knew how to avoid these things!
One really good way you can help to avoid yeast infections is by adding a couple of drops of grapefruit seed extract or apple cider vinegar ( must have "mother" added ) to their drinking water once a week. Although I've never had this problem with my birds, I use the GSE as a preventative once a week . Check out this page, it's very informative, and will give you lots of ideas on how to cure and prevent these problems in the future.
http://www.avianweb.com/candida.html
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Everything comes down to poop, as they say. Bird poop is made up of 3 parts, the feces which is the green "solid" part, the urates, which are white coloured, and the urine, which is a clear fluid. Depending on what your bird has been eating the poop will change slightly. If your bird has been eating high water content foods, veggies, fruit, then the poop will look runny, On a more solid diet of pellets and seed, the poop will look more solid and uniform. Sometimes the urates may be mixed in and coiled with the solid part, others, it may appear alongside as you have described. I don't have a pic of my GCC's poop, but from what you have described, your guy's sounds perfectly fine.
Also.......When they've had a bath or shower the poop tends to be mostly liquid for a while, which is perfectly normal too.
I totally agree... great post!


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Yes I totally agree. Thank you all for sharing your comments.



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Great article Sue. I use GSE to clean Millie and Niblet's cages and everything in them. I also use it to clean their water and food dishes. I've never been able to find out whether I need to let it sit before I rinse it or not so I always do.
The best thing about GSE is that it has practically no smell. It is expensive also but you need so little.
Does anyone know if I should be a drop in their water and how often? Every day, once a week
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Question What is GSE?

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What is GSE you use to clean cages and stuff and is there an equivalent in Canada if they don't have it? Thank you



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Hi everyone

What is GSE you use to clean cages and stuff and is there an equivalent in Canada if they don't have it? Thank you
I live in Orleans, Ontario. I purchased the grapefruit seed extract at a health food store. It's expensive, I paid almost $20 for 50 ml but you use so little it lasts a long time.

I have a small spray bottle for cleaning and I add about 10 drops to about a cup of filtered water. They recommend distilled water but I think my filtered is just as good. I spray it on a paper towel or a brush that is used only for the bird cages to clean. I also rinse the brush with very hot water after I'm done and spray it (the brush) again and don't rinse it.
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Thank you for your reply...GSE Greapefruit Seed Extract....I'm sure they have that here in Quebec. Thank you for ansering.



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Great article Sue. I use GSE to clean Millie and Niblet's cages and everything in them. I also use it to clean their water and food dishes. I've never been able to find out whether I need to let it sit before I rinse it or not so I always do.
The best thing about GSE is that it has practically no smell. It is expensive also but you need so little.
Does anyone know if I should be a drop in their water and how often? Every day, once a week
Cess, I put 2 drops in their water once a week, I use water bottles and they get changed every other day, so in effect they're getting the GSE extract water for 2 days. From all I've read on the subject I think a couple of drops once a week as a profilactic is fine. Also, I always let the item I'm disinfecting sit in the solution for about 5 mins too.
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Thank you for your reply...GSE Greapefruit Seed Extract....I'm sure they have that here in Quebec. Thank you for ansering.
Shop around online too, Marie, there are some very good competetive prices out there.
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