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Old 11-03-2020, 03:44 AM
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Decrease in poop, increase in urine

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My green cheek was squinting his eye for a whole day a couple of months ago, then it was back to normal and it happened again twice over the next several days. There was no change in behavior, he was eating and drinking as normal. A few days ago he squinted the same eye for a whole day and it seemed okay the next day. However, the following day it happened again. It's okay now, however his poops are not as frequent as before and they are smaller than usual, especially the morning poop. There also seems to be more urine. Other than that he seems okay, he eats, drinks, plays, etc. I called the vet a couple days ago, but the earliest appointment I could book was three weeks away.
Can anyone advise if their conure has had a similar issue? He doesn't seem to have visibly injured himself, his last visit (annual check-up) to the vet was actually not long before the eye thing happened, and everything was okay.
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Re: Decrease in poop, increase in urine

Daily weight check is a great tool for following possible health or diet issues. Consider obtaining weight first thing in the morning after the morning dump and before eating. This provides the most stable weight to compare, day to day, week to week, month to month.

Not sure of the connection between the eye and the change in both volume or amount of any segment of the poop. But, a switch from an even amount of wet compared to dry segments of the diet can shift both the volume and the liquid portions of the poop.

Maintain your Avian Vet appointment and watch for other changes, declare an emergency if things worsen.
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Re: Decrease in poop, increase in urine

hi,
Just keep in mind birds hide being sick. Tgey evolved thus way to avoid predators and to not be banished from the flock. So they will pretend eat, yes they are that tricky. And their behavior can be normal, including play. My GCC appeared normal in every single way, I fed treats. An hour later she passed. We recently had a member who GCC aldo appear fine then passed suddenly.

Im not saying you have to rush to an ER. But I am saying that when you have symptoms of any kind its safer to get to the vet quickly...3 weeks seems long. And to stress that us bird owners can't go by how tge bird seems most of the time. Less fecal matter and less frequent poops indicates less food going into your birds body. Thsts why Sailboat says keeping track of weight is do important, its often tge first way we can know things are off. A digital kitchen scale that weighs in grams is only about 20 bucks and available everywhere.

One infection, psittacosis can effect tge eyes, and can be a chronic infection. Many burds can fight it off, until one day they can't, or a different stress on the body allows thus infection to rear up... this is just one example.

SO its just do hard to give advice on this
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Re: Decrease in poop, increase in urine

Thanks both. It's annoyingly difficult to get an appointment now that we're in lockdown. I just called the vet again and managed to book an emergency appointment this Friday.
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