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.