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Old 07-24-2010, 12:50 PM
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Green feces, watery droppings?

My CAG has recently started having a lot of liquid with her droppings. She still has formed fecal and urates the way they should look, but also a lot of liquid to accompany it.

This morning her feces are green, very artificial colored green. She has taken a huge liking to green grapes and I noticed she is eating too many and I need to cut back. I think all the liquid might be the cause of it in the droppings? but the green feces, what is that?

We are in the process of trying to find a diet for all 3 parrots and one of the foods she is offered had some green pellets in it... could it be the dye?
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Re: Green feces, watery droppings?

What they eat certainly does have an effect on their poop. For instance it my CAG drinks a lot of orange juice his poop is very watery and if he is given corn cobs it is very yellowy in colour. I would worry more if the fecal or urates were missing. If there is no change when altering his diet then I think that is the time for a visit to the vet.
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Re: Green feces, watery droppings?

Oh and we tried green peppers with the grapes yesterday, it may just be an overload of green stuff and juice. She acts perfectly fine, but we are trying out new diet options.
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Re: Green feces, watery droppings?

Grapes are mostly sugar juice and will make the droppings watery when they eat several at a time. Try to get your bird to eat mango, papaya or popegranate seeds which are hard to find right now and just a couple grapes.
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Re: Green feces, watery droppings?

Yeah, I definitely need to cut back on the grapes. I'm going to do that and try incorporating other varieties.
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Re: Green feces, watery droppings?

What you are describing is called polyuria and yes, certain foods will have that effect on birds but disease does also so keep a peeled eye on this. The best thing is to give them a different kind of fruit, veggie and green every day so there is no danger of overdoing it with one -besides, it ensures a healthy, varied diet.

I would not give an ekkie (or any other bird) something with dye in it (the colored pellets all have dye).

Grapes: they are not bad for birds and birds enjoy them so they are OK BUT you need to make sure they are US grown (the only ones I've found in the last 6 months or so are either from Chile or Mexico so my birds are eating only organic these days until the California crop is picked)
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Re: Green feces, watery droppings?

Yes, I'm working on weeding out the crap we have been having. I try to only buy 'made in the US' and the ones I'm currently getting are from California. I personally have always tried to buy as much locally grown and organic as I can find, and I eat a lot of fresh foods myself. So it shouldn't be hard to just offer what I'm eating to them.
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Re: Green feces, watery droppings?

I have no trouble finding organic grapes in Md. I purchase in small amounts though so they do not spoil. Never met a bird that would turn down a grape but too many is not good. Here is a good article to scare you about parrots and pesticides:


http://www.birdsnways.com/wisdom/ww18eii.htm

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Re: Green feces, watery droppings?

Quote: Originally Posted by madparrotwoman View Post
What they eat certainly does have an effect on their poop. For instance it my CAG drinks a lot of orange juice his poop is very watery and if he is given corn cobs it is very yellowy in colour. I would worry more if the fecal or urates were missing. If there is no change when altering his diet then I think that is the time for a visit to the vet.
I agree.
You might try a seed only diet for a day or two.Normal seed-eaters dropping are pretty easy to see. Should be dark-green with bright white urates. If the urates are green go see a vet, and watch for respirtory problems or watering eyes.
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Re: Green feces, watery droppings?

thanks guys. Shes been to the vet,all is normal except she needed more fat/protein. The green feces were from dye in one of the foods, which has been eliminated. All is well and improving.
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