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Old 05-28-2011, 10:20 PM
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Question Poop eating...

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Now I don't know for sure if she meant to eat it, or if she was just tasting it... So I had Ida out and she pooped on the couch, I didn't notice it right away, so I didn't clean it up. Well she was playing around and I happened to look down and she was sticking her face in poo. I am thinking she was just checking it out, and tasting it, because as far as I know this is the first time she's eaten poop.

So I thought it would be a good question to ask. Anyone ever had a poo eating parrot?
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Old 05-28-2011, 10:57 PM
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Re: Poop eating...

I've never heard of poo eating in parrots(Mind you I am new to parrots myself) but in most cases for animals, poo eating is normally cause for a mental problem.

Not saying it is this, as this is the worst case scenario, but it the first that came to mind that makes sense.
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Old 05-28-2011, 11:15 PM
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poo eating is normally cause for a mental problem.
Where did you hear this? Growing up we had a dog that ate poop. The vet said some dogs just do it. My bull terrier also ate poop as a puppy, and the dermatologist we took her to for her skin, said pretty much the same thing. Sometimes it has to do with vitamin deficiency, but I have never heard of mental problems, so I don't find that comment to be true.
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Old 05-28-2011, 11:25 PM
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Re: Poop eating...

Found a possible answer... choline deficiancy, and giving the parrot a sprinkle of brewers yeast helps with poop eating. Learn something new everyday.
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Re: Poop eating...

i wouldn't worry about it to much, if it was on the couch probly just exploring or playing in it, if it was in the cage and a constant thing i have heard of a vitamin deficiancy can course them to eat there own poo
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Re: Poop eating...

Curiosity would cause them to have a taste too, especially it is a youngster after all!
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Re: Poop eating...

Quote: Originally Posted by Abzeez View Post
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poo eating is normally cause for a mental problem.
Where did you hear this? Growing up we had a dog that ate poop. The vet said some dogs just do it. My bull terrier also ate poop as a puppy, and the dermatologist we took her to for her skin, said pretty much the same thing. Sometimes it has to do with vitamin deficiency, but I have never heard of mental problems, so I don't find that comment to be true.
I was told by my vet up in Maine when we took my friends bull up. That all I was going off of though so just threw it out there as I when he told us about it, it made sense.

Note: that is for the worst case scenario
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Old 05-29-2011, 12:38 AM
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Re: Poop eating...

I am not to worried about it, but since I have never seen a parrot do this I thought it may be something interesting to ask about.
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Re: Poop eating...

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I am not to worried about it, but since I have never seen a parrot do this I thought it may be something interesting to ask about.
lol ok, well sorry for jumping to the worst case scenario :P I just got done watching Red Dragon(Hannibal Lecter movie) and those movies always get my mind into that type of mind set.
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Re: Poop eating...

I have never heard of it being a mental problem, with a huge majority of any animal its a sign of malnutrition, for example, Rabbits do this regularly to get all the vitamins possible from there food!
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