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Bubbles In Poop/Uurites?
« on: October 08, 2015, 01:38:37 AM »

Hey guys.... Can someone please help me on this.

I was playing with Rio my CAG today and noticed he pooped on the floor.

When I went to look at it there were bubbles in it. They were popping pretty fast if that makes a diff.

I think it may have just been urites don't recall for sure now if there was fecal matter.

Couple things....
-I just got him 4 days ago.
-Eats great (fresh vegetables, Some fruit, seeds, and some food he came with not sure what you call it. As well loves rice and corn.)
-Seems really happy and playful.
-Allert and talkative.
-9 months old.

Is this something to worry about right now?


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Re: Bubbles In Poop/Uurites?
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2015, 02:08:37 AM »

Also it may be important. I don't think the previous owners had him on seeds.

Also when we went to see him he had no toys and was very frustrated and scared.

He would growl any time we came close. I think they were scared of him and I don't think they ever took him out of the cage.

Now that he has been with us there is literally no more growling and he is a completely 100% a different bird.

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Re: Bubbles In Poop/Uurites?
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2015, 02:38:59 PM »

I'll pipe in.... First is the, if ever unsure, slightest doubt then a good avian vet is the only true answer.

If it's consistently and with little background then I'd consider a check up. http://www.avianwelfare.org/shelters/pdf/NBD_shelters_symptoms_of_illness.pdf this implies a possible gastrointestinal/infection problem.

Honestly for piece of mind and a starting point a good check up wouldn't go a miss. Had you owned for a while and you'd got use to Rio I'd be tempted to say see how it is later. As it's not and a good first time check up is always useful I'd be tempted to advise vet.
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Re: Bubbles In Poop/Uurites?
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2015, 08:01:04 PM »

Can't add to what stef has said
I'd say defo a vet trip X
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Re: Bubbles In Poop/Uurites?
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2015, 11:17:55 PM »

I have did some more research and it was saying that seeds could cause it which would make sence because I don't beleive he had seeds at the original owners.

So I took him off for a bit and it seemed to clear up.

So should I keep him off the seeds?

Rio seems happy and healthy... extremely active!!

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Re: Bubbles In Poop/Uurites?
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2015, 11:37:54 PM »

Honestly you have no history, you've owned him for 4 days. Whilst I suspect you're right, having seen a bird fly on what I thought was a broken wing. I can not emphasise how well they will hide illness. They are prey animals ill birds attract predators no one wants to be next to you. Security in numbers blur the target.

As for seed you have 2 of us doing different things just in this thread. I reward with seed, pinenuts or nuts. Never really give seed except in foraging toys. Now Mandi gives seed and chop both have healthy birds. Another reason for a visit to a good avian vet.

The underlying theme is I accessed him and he's alright. Your judgement not mine. In asking should I give him seed? To that question I'd ask what does his blood work say, are you using pellets, how are you tackling vit d/a calcium?

You'll read plenty of things some false, some true, some grounded in fact, some out of context, some just repeated, some transposed. Determing what was relevant after 4 days was certainly beyond my comprehension
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Re: Bubbles In Poop/Uurites?
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2015, 09:25:50 AM »

What was he eating if he had no seed? I can guess he didn't have pellets either if he was like this with the others x

If your seeds were fresh, they should've been OK but it is possible they did upset his tummy. Hope you sought out a vet and your little one is OK :)
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Re: Bubbles In Poop/Uurites?
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2015, 03:18:45 AM »

Was at the vet and was givin a clean bill of health!!!

I think I need to clear up the seed thing.

Rio is getting fresh vegetables in the morning with the occasional peice of fruit (loves oranges) and water with vitamin supplements.  In the evening he has a bowl is seed.

And by seed I mean it is a mix of sunflower, dried corn and peppers. Colored pellets.

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Re: Bubbles In Poop/Uurites?
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2015, 11:32:10 AM »

Good to hear, really was advice to get the mindset. Always better to be safe, after a while you'll know the when not to.

Diet sounds diverse enough, just careful that he's not just gorging on sunflower seeds. Vegetables whilst nutrient full, tend to be low fat and carbohydrate. Which is the why you can feed as much as you want. Fruit offers less nutrients and vit c which birds manufacturer combined with sugar which can be a yeast antagonist, so moderation. Pellets all tend to be different but are nutrionally supplemented some better than others. Seed is high in fat but is limited in nutrients and imbalanced.

I'm not sure there's a right way or wrong way regarding diet, but with yearly blood work and an avian bulb, we can dial a diet in. That leaves us and our birds happy and healthy.
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