help! abnormal poop!

zoiem

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my cockatiel has laid too eggs in the past few days and this is what one of her poops looks like? this is my first cockatiel and this is the first time she’s laid eggs since we’ve had her (she is four years old but we got her in march). she’s been around no males since/before we got her. i just need to know if i should be concerned/what to do. i’m posting this at almost 11pm, no emergency vets are open near me and i’m panicking a bit. thank you.
 

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That looks normal to me. My female cockatiel goes through periods when she lays eggs sometimes and she holds onto her poop and then a huge amount will come out at once like this. The colour of it changes depending on what she's been eating as well
 
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That looks normal to me. My female cockatiel goes through periods when she lays eggs sometimes and she holds onto her poop and then a huge amount will come out at once like this. The colour of it changes depending on what she's been eating as well
she’s been eating pellets that are bright colored. she’s been acting normal and has been shredding her cuddle bone. i’ve just been getting so much conflicting info from it’s her food to she might have heavy metal poisoning. i have an appointment with her vet on monday. her poop is smaller now but still red.
 

Greenhouseparrots

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White and blue budgie- Ciroc
she’s been eating pellets that are bright colored. she’s been acting normal and has been shredding her cuddle bone. i’ve just been getting so much conflicting info from it’s her food to she might have heavy metal poisoning. i have an appointment with her vet on monday. her poop is smaller now but still red.
Are the pellets red? My birds regularly have bright red poop because they love red peppers and eat so much of them. Why do you think she has heavy metal poisoning? The vet appointment will hopefully help
 

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My birds used to eat Zupreem "fruit" blend pellets and would frequently have orange or reddish poops. The consistency of the poop in your pic is pretty normal. If you're worried the vet is always a good idea but I think your fid is ok :)
 

4 way borbs

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I've been looking and its just like a birds period
 

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Laying an egg is a birds period I think
I think there's been a lot of misinformation spread because I keep seeing people say this. Birds do not have periods as they are not mammals and have a completey different reproductive system. They don't menstruate so laying an egg is not the same as having a period.
 

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I think there's been a lot of misinformation spread because I keep seeing people say this. Birds do not have periods as they are not mammals and have a completey different reproductive system. They don't menstruate so laying an egg is not the same as having a period.
Your right off course it's not the same it's just a simplistic way to explain it cos it's the closest thing a bird has to a period
 

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