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Old 11-10-2014, 10:03 AM
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(Almost) 7 week old eating its poop?

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Like the title says! I've seen my baby jenday conure eat her poop? Or perhaps just playing with it? I clean the cage twice a day so it isn't like she's sleeping on her own feces, but between cleans she seems interested in nibling on it? I've put down spray millet for her but no interested in that nor toys? :c
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Old 11-10-2014, 08:02 PM
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Re: (Almost) 7 week old eating its poop?

Birds or other animals eating their own poop is called coprophagia and is usually caused by something deficient in the bird's/animal's diet....If your bird is on a seed diet, you probably need to change its diet to one that has fresh foods in might want to look around the forums, there are a number of fresh food diets in the archives, but you can start with:

banana (with or without peel)
carrots (cooked)
raw carrots
endamame pods
garbanzo beans
green peas
kidney beans (cooked)
lima beans (cooked)
squash (cooked)
sweet potatoes (cooked)
yams (cooked)

Here are several reading links:

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My budgies are eating their own feces! I provide fresh food and water, anybody know why they?re doing this? | Budgie Mania Magazine

Birds--General: cockateil eating droppings, calcium loss, mineral deficiency

Parrots: How to stop a parrotlet from eating his own droppings?, old wives tales, pacific parrotlet

Parrots: coprophagia, apple cider vinegar, eclectus diet

Good luck.....
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