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Old 01-08-2017, 09:17 AM
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Quote: Originally Posted by Loko View Post
My conure does this, or I thought so, but I have realized that its not eating but rather "cleaning", and since he doesnt have hands to scrape the poop of, he uses his beak. If he is actually swallowing it, then thats anpther story, but chances are hes just biting it off and ceunching it to clean it off his cage.
That is a really interesting behavior, cleaning. I am assuming that this occurs in perching areas or areas that your conure moves past? I know that you are insightful, so if possible a bit more of what you have seen and you're understanding of it, please?

As covered by others, I have seen the eating of, which as stated is more commonly an an effort to obtain either minerals or Vits, that are either low or missing in their diet.
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Re: Eating his poop?

I'm chiming in late here but I've been aware of a few pet birds that just started doing this out of nowhere, in adulthood. For some reason it's typically cockatiels that do this, but all parrots have this problem, and typically it is that they are lacking something in their diets, and in my experience it's usually Choline that they are lacking. In all cases I've heard that this was remedied pretty quickly by adding a pinch of brewer's yeast to their staple food that you know they're going to eat. Seems to work really well. If the brewer's yeast doesn't stop his behavior then you know it's not that, but as I said I know of at least 4 cases where that was the issue and the remedy.

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I got my palm oil that your vet had suggested for Lincoln. Haven't used it yet though. Any updates with Lincoln?
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Thanks Ellen I might give it a try I've onoly seen Timneh do this once so far. She likes to poop on papers outside of her house also so there usually isn't anythign to get into inside her little house.
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No update on Lincoln really. Got his blood test results back and everything was clear except they said he was low in 'phosphor' ?? They said it didn't really matter in birds but it could be brought up via almonds and leafy greens so as kale. He's still eating his poop on occasions but I think I just need to give it a bit more time.
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Re: Eating his poop?

I have a tip that worked for me with the fresh foods. Molly (sun conure) never at the fresh veggies when I gave them to her in a bowl and it made me so worried! I then tried putting them on a skewer toy that hangs in her cage and now she devours them with a passion! Hope this helps someone even if it's slightly off topic.
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great idea I'll give a parrot k-bob a try I haven't tried one of those yet. Thanks for the update on Lincoln glad everything was basically A OK.
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Re: Eating his poop?

I thought my Cockatiel Theon was eating his poop until I took a closer look. Turns out he just likes to break it off whatever its on and crush it - it leaves a nice dusty mess for me to clean lol (;-_-)
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