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Old 03-20-2017, 07:30 PM
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Question Worried about my budgies droppings



Hello everyone, I was wondering if you have any advise regarding this...
I have two male budgies- Chestnut (1/2 year) and Ocean (2 years) and recently they both started having grey droppings. They are quite small in size and usually are green with some green or yellow in them.

It started with ocean about a week ago, and he was acting sleepy at the time. However, his behaviour improved. I've been giving him apple cider vinegar in water and Guardian Angel in his seed. Now, both birds have bad droppings, but they are both very active and happy, not quiet at all. They are chirping, flying around and playing a lot. They also eat and drink as usual.

We have recently changed our furniture and redecorated the whole living room (it looks completely different now) I thought that maybe it's a stress reaction, as they had a unfamiliar surroundings. They both also seem to be going through moulting. we also had our friends visiting for a week with the newborn, which was a lot of noise and disturbed their sleeping patterns.

I am considering it to be just a sign of stress, but i am getting worried, as I know that birds tend to hide their illnesses.

i would have taken them to the vet already, but they are impossible to tame, so they are really hard to control and take out of the cage. It would stress them out so much that I'm afraid it will make the things worse. But i understand that I will have to go with it, if they don't improve.

Do you have any suggestions on what food should i feed them at this moment? As usual veggies (broccoli, kale, spinach) might make things worse, as their poop might be runny.

Any help would be much appreciated.

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Old 03-20-2017, 07:53 PM
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Are you giving the budgies pellets in addition to the seeds?

Could you please post a picture of the droppings?

How large is their cage?
If the cage can easily fit into your vehicle, you can simply take the budgies to the Avian Vet in the cage they are currently in.
I've done that in the past with two of my budgies that were in a good sized cage which still fit well into the backseat of my car.
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They are on 'LIVING WORLD' Premium seed mix. I did try giving them pallets by mixing with the seed, but they would pick the seeds out and leave the pallets, so i gave up after a couple of months.

I've attached the photos.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/aqwwnk499a..._3003.JPG?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ncq77eqev4..._3004.JPG?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/dg9pxdryv3..._3005.JPG?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2btws96noh..._3006.JPG?dl=0

Their cage is on the big side. It's not the small cage at all, so that would be very difficult to transport. Maybe I could ask vet to come home, I need to find out about the arrangements.

I've added some probiotics in their food this morning, I hope that will help.
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From the pictures you posted, the droppings look perfectly normal.

Evaluation of Bird Droppings - An Indicator of Health

Are my Bird's Droppings Normal?

It takes time and patience to get budgies to try new foods.

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I've attached another photos, where it is clearer to see the colour.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/92bb6m2cz4..._3046.JPG?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/1defvwj9ls..._3047.JPG?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/o4z1tbovw2..._3048.JPG?dl=0

Some are green and some are grey, and they are very small comparing to the ones they had before.
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The droppings look perfectly normal to me and I have 9 budgies.

If you are really concerned then you should have the budgies seen by an Avian Vet.

Avian Vets have special training to determine the cause of symptoms resulting from illness or trauma.
This is important as "regular" vets will often overlook symptoms that are quickly obvious to an Avian Vet.
When you rely on anyone who has not had training in Avian diagnosis and care, you may be delaying effective treatment.
This can prolong suffering that may be avoidable.
The bird will often require a more intense, prolonged treatment with a poorer chance of full recovery than it would have if you seek prompt professional diagnosis and treatment at the first sign of illness.

Distinction between an Avian Vet and a Vet that "Will See Birds"

Having your new budgie examined by an Avian Vet allows you to develop a good relationship with the vet in case your bird needs care for an injury or illness in the future. Additionally, it is always helpful for the vet to have a baseline for your bird to refer to should it need future treatment.
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