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Old 01-18-2012, 01:24 PM
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My Green cheek conure is eating her poop. I clean her cage every 5 days. She has food and clean water all the time. She has a cuttle bone. I offer her fruites and veggies every day. She only eats the fruits. She looks and acts normal. Is this normal? What should I try?
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Old 01-18-2012, 01:42 PM
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Re: Eating her poop

If I wait too long to clean Puck's table he'll pick at his poop... he might eat it if I let him... maybe cleaning the cage more often than that, at least until she's out of that habit?
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Old 01-18-2012, 02:06 PM
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Re: Eating her poop

Try googling "Ask an Avian Vet.com". The vets there are very nice and helpful. There are often several online, and will answer quickly. I've used them a few times.
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Old 01-18-2012, 02:15 PM
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Re: Eating her poop

A lot of parrots eat their droppings & yes it's normal. Dosen't mean there is a health problem. Or it could mean a lack of some vitamins & minerals in your birds diet. Make sure she has a balanced diet & it could help to have a calcium/mineral block in her cage.
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Re: Eating her poop

Quote: Originally Posted by Pedro View Post
A lot of parrots eat their droppings & yes it's normal. Dosen't mean there is a health problem. Or it could mean a lack of some vitamins & minerals in your birds diet. Make sure she has a balanced diet & it could help to have a calcium/mineral block in her cage.
I'm agree Don't worry about your bird!
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Re: Eating her poop

I agree as well with Pedro. Sometimes they will eat each other's as well if they have access.

It could help to clean the cage more often as well. Sometimes I have to do mine every day, or sometimes I can go 2-3 days depending on how messy they are. It's weird, one day one might throw a bunch of pellets to the bottom or shred up something that makes a mess, and the next day it's quite clean.
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Re: Eating her poop

Kevin started eating her poop shortly after I got her and I freaked out. The lady I got her from suggested calcium but when I went to the vet, everything came out normal. I think she just likes to play with it or something.

My conure hates veggies too, so I sit him down while im eating a biiiig plate of them. And start hamming it up. The urge to steal usually gets him to eat some of it.
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