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Hi Guys! I’m new to the forum myself. But I’ve been going on here since I’ve adopted my 23 y/o Goffins Cockatoo Pearl, I’ve had her since December 2021. I’ve noticed today that she hassome abnormal droppings, last week I saw them as well but it went back to her standard green/dark green color…. It’s slightly pink? possibly red? is it blood? PLEASE HELP! WHAT DO THESE MEAN? I’m going to schedule an appointment tomorrow to establish care with an avian veterinarian specialist. I haven’t changed her diet. no new toys. and i’m so scared she’s sick. She’s my bestest friend and I need some advice. Thank you to anyone who reads through this. I’m still learning so please be kind…

Thanks,
Jenna.


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Welcome to the forum!
I think your plan of scheduling a vet visit is a good idea. At the very least you will have found a vet and they can run blood tests and whatever else they feel appropriate to see what may be going on.
Much respect to you for watching her poop, getting on top of something early can make all the difference if there is an issue.

I can't see your attached videos, here are the instructions to embed them:
1. Click the 3 dots beside the smiley face
2. More icons will open, click the first one that looks like a movie camera to embed your video from your computer

I hope someone else will be of more help.
Pearl is absolutely beautiful and I'm really glad you joined us.
 
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Welcome to the forum!
I think your plan of scheduling a vet visit is a good idea. At the very least you will have found a vet and they can run blood tests and whatever else they feel appropriate to see what may be going on.
Much respect to you for watching her poop, getting on top of something early can make all the difference if there is an issue.

I can't see your attached videos, here are the instructions to embed them:
1. Click the 3 dots beside the smiley face
2. More icons will open, click the first one that looks like a movie camera to embed your video from your computer

I hope someone else will be of more help.
Pearl is absolutely beautiful and I'm really glad you joined us.
Hello Again Terry!
I’m using my iPhone but I think I might have fixed the video problem… Sorry!
Thank you again for your kindness I’m doing my absolute best to be a bird momma! Im thinking about saving a sample of her droppings just in case her poop returns to normal in the next 12-16 hours! I’m so panicked… Hopefully I’ll have answers soon.

Thanks, Jenna.
~ Pearl the Goffin
 

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A certified avian vet is a great idea. The worst thing that can happen is you get establish with their office before the next emergency. Our birds have had colored poop during cherry season, or blueberry season, or any kind of colored food season….or it could be something scary. The vet should be able to tell. You might want to put down a clean paper towel or two to catch some samples…if you get a colored poop take it with you to the vet in case nothings happens at their office…
 

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Jenna, you are being a wonderful birdie Mama. You are on top of this, and Pearl looks wonderful. Great idea to save a sample of her poop for the vet.
Has she eaten anything red that may be colouring her poop?

I still can't see the videos, unfortunately and I don't have an iPhone soI'm not sure how to post them from one. Let me check with the other mods.
 

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Hi,
Definitely abnormal , to much urine, green tinged urine , yellow stringy urates, and yes looks like blood in stool, and membranes.
So avain veterinarian is a must.

For sick birds extra warmth is very very beneficial, sim to be 85f or even up to 90. Radiant heat is best, a cage warmer panel, I use sweeter Heater set back from cage because is powerful.

Also extra calories are needed when birds are sick, so within reason all their favorites, extra seeds, miles spray, treat stick, pasta, boiled egg, oatmeal, fresh corn on the cob, limit fruits tho as sugar will throw off gastric system, a little is ok, a slice of apple.
Get v a digital kitchen scale a d track weight. Might need baby bird formula offers by hand not force
Best wishes for speedy recovery. Keep us updated with what vst says
 
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A certified avian vet is a great idea. The worst thing that can happen is you get establish with their office before the next emergency. Our birds have had colored poop during cherry season, or blueberry season, or any kind of colored food season….or it could be something scary. The vet should be able to tell. You might want to put down a clean paper towel or two to catch some samples…if you get a colored poop take it with you to the vet in case nothings happens at their office…
Hello!
Thank You so much for your reply. I laid a fresh layer of paper towel on the bottom of her cage and i’m collecting samples throughout the night… I saved the ones as pictured. I will be establishing care with an avian vet near me in the morning. Hopefully I can get her in as soon as possible… I will updated my post as soon as I get some answers!

Thanks, Jenna
~ Pearl The Goffin.
 
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Jenna, you are being a wonderful birdie Mama. You are on top of this, and Pearl looks wonderful. Great idea to save a sample of her poop for the vet.
Has she eaten anything red that may be colouring her poop?

I still can't see the videos, unfortunately and I don't have an iPhone soI'm not sure how to post them from one. Let me check with the other mods.
She does have slightly orange/red pellets in her food. But in all honesty I don’t think she eats them only plays. I believe she has red/orange/pink colored toy blocks. & I’ll remove them.
Again, I’m sorry! If i could use a laptop to upload the videos I would:(
 
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Hi,
Definitely abnormal , to much urine, green tinged urine , yellow stringy urates, and yes looks like blood in stool, and membranes.
So avain veterinarian is a must.

For sick birds extra warmth is very very beneficial, sim to be 85f or even up to 90. Radiant heat is best, a cage warmer panel, I use sweeter Heater set back from cage because is powerful.

Also extra calories are needed when birds are sick, so within reason all their favorites, extra seeds, miles spray, treat stick, pasta, boiled egg, oatmeal, fresh corn on the cob, limit fruits tho as sugar will throw off gastric system, a little is ok, a slice of apple.
Get v a digital kitchen scale a d track weight. Might need baby bird formula offers by hand not force
Best wishes for speedy recovery. Keep us updated with what vst says
Oh No. Now i’m in full panic mode… I don’t know where to begin… She has no change in behavior/mood. I cant sleep. Do you think I should call right now and schedule? I don’t know If they’re closed. I’m just so worried… She’s currently asleep in her room (& Yes a whole different bedroom so she isn’t disturbed) Even with no change in behavior should I check on her throughout the night? I’m sorry for all the questions…

Thanks, Jenna
~ Pearl The Goffin.
 

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Jenna, please don't panic. You could try to call to schedule an appt. tonight, but they are probably closed. I would call first thing in the morning and explain that you are worried that there is blood in her poop and hopefully they will fit her in.
She should be perfectly fine tonight since she is acting normally. I have had a bird's poop look red after they played with a toy with red blocks on it, and it could be something as easy as that.
 

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Hi Guys! I’m new to the forum myself. But I’ve been going on here since I’ve adopted my 23 y/o Goffins Cockatoo Pearl, I’ve had her since December 2021. I’ve noticed today that she hassome abnormal droppings, last week I saw them as well but it went back to her standard green/dark green color…. It’s slightly pink? possibly red? is it blood? PLEASE HELP! WHAT DO THESE MEAN? I’m going to schedule an appointment tomorrow to establish care with an avian veterinarian specialist. I haven’t changed her diet. no new toys. and i’m so scared she’s sick. She’s my bestest friend and I need some advice. Thank you to anyone who reads through this. I’m still learning so please be kind…

Thanks,
Jenna.
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Your observation is very quick and thorough, this is very well done. It is going to truly help the vet to diagnose and treat correctly. (Do take photo of what food is eaten to show the vet)

Meanwhile, I will share what I have read about bird's poo with you. Normally poo tells a lot about the bird's health, the color reflects so much.

. brown color point to pellets
.green point to leafly vegetable intake
.yellow point to pumpkin
.red point to chilli or ripe papaya
.present of undigested seed, point to digestion system
.big pile, and smelly, point to egg binding
. Lots of liquid, point to stress or urinary track or other illness

In healthy bird, poo reflects what they eat.
Hope this is interesting to read
Good luck
 

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Welcome Jenna, deep respect for your diligence and seeking avian vet care. Superb advice above, perhaps best course is to set up appointment asap, remove all colored toys/pellets and observe. Parrots have rapid digestive systems, if perchance Pearl consumed offending dye(s) you ought see quick improvement. Please continue to document anticipating vet visit, keep us updated!
 

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