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Poop smells in the morning

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I have a African Grey and he eats normally, including some fruit and vegetables.
In the morning, he's big "good morning poop" smells, but the rest of the day he just poops normally (consistence and no smell).

Should I worry? Smell is sign of infection?
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Old 01-28-2018, 07:49 AM
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Re: Poop smells in the morning

Personally, I would take your bird to the AV just to be safe. I have never smelled any kind of odor from parrot poo before and to my understanding it should never have an odor.
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Re: Poop smells in the morning

Nike's morning poop is usually quite voluminous and does have an odor. It is quite noticeable if she goes before I remove the cage cover but not noticeable otherwise (unless I'm the lucky recipient).
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Re: Poop smells in the morning

After typing the above I realized that I hadn't smelled the poop in a while. I just removed her cover and no smell. I wonder if it is because I've switched from Zupreem to Harrisons.?
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Re: Poop smells in the morning

The first and most major movement of the day, commonly pushes much of the general description. Commonly much larger, and dryer. Coloration tends to be traditional, but can favor toward the green with normal white. Smell tends to be normal with little or no noticeable smell.

Note: A grain smell can occur with some pellet or with a food or seed mix higher in grains and with some grass type seeds.

A mid - strong smell can be linked to some spices and /or a diet that includes meat (sometimes bugs and yes they will). Some Fruit /Veggie mixes 'may' result in a mild to light smell.

As Kiwi's mom so very well stated: "Personally, I would take your bird to the AV just to be safe." With that, I would recommend a very detailed list of eating habits over a 48 hour period and the resulting poop. Note, with a wide and varied diet, some Parrots will choose to be selective in their eating patterns that will find them selected (favoring) different food types at different times of the day. That could result in them eating a specific type of food just before bed time.

Depending on the number of other Family members, it is possible that some one is providing an evening 'treat.' Check and double check. That evening beef chip or like could be the source!

A high to mild smell could be an infection or notice of a digestive system problem.

Just what it smells like provides great insight!
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Re: Poop smells in the morning

Should I ask for analysis to poop and blood? Anything specific?
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Re: Poop smells in the morning

He eats nutribird P15.
(15% protein, 16 fat content, 3.5 Crude fibre, 6.5 ash, 0.9 calcium, 0.3 phosphor, 0.35 methionine, 0.8 lysine, 0.5 threonin, 0.15 tryptophane, 0.25 cystine).

Plus maybe around 20-30 seeds (sunflower and other) as treat/in toys.
Little bit of carrot, very little bit of broccoli.

He as a little cube of bread in the morning and at nigth (not even 2cm x 2 cm) so he can take is medicine (fluoxetine).
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Re: Poop smells in the morning

Can you define the smell?

Grain, Beef, different types of spices, etc...
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Re: Poop smells in the morning

Idk, strong.
Also it was more liquid.
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Re: Poop smells in the morning

Nike's was just sweet.....a very mild version of what you might smell if you walked into a closed area with a lot of bird droppings.
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