African Gray purple poop

by Theresa

What does it mean when your African Gray has purple poop???

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Feb 02, 2009
switching birds to pellets
by: Tracie

Hi Theresa, please read our Switching Birds to Pellets article.

After your bird recognizes pellets as food...

Basically, the way I do it is I only offer pellets in the morning. That way they only have pellets when they wake up and are very hungry. Then in the afternoon I offer healthy table food that we are eating to make them feel like we are a flock.

In the evening I add Totally Organics Seeds to all the dishes. I add seed according to how much pellets are left in the dish. ;-)

Feb 01, 2009
Thank You
by: Theresa

Thanks Traci, and to all who have responded to my question. I am a new bird owner and I love my new friend a lot! I have good rapport with my avian vet, but sometimes if circumstances are not life threatening enough, I do not want to call and get charged for an unnecessary visit. I feel as if this info can be shared amongst bird owners. (Great Idea! Glad to find your web-site!) What a relief it was to find it might have been the food causing purple poop.... and yes! Tobey( My Grey) was eating cherry's for a late night snack! I think Harrisons pellets are a good idea and my vet did recommend them also, but i can't get Tobey to touch it. He loves his seeds. Any Ideas?

Feb 01, 2009
Bird with purple poop
by: Tracie

Their droppings reflect what they have eaten. If you fed your bird blueberries or something colorful like them, then that could color the droppings.

Some birds pick out certain colors of pellets when fed a colored pellet diet and their poop will be that color. If your bird is on a colored pellet diet, our avian vet strongly suggests you get your bird off of them.

Colored pellets are full of chemicals and sugar. It is like raising your kids on sweets and then giving them vitamins to make up for it. Our vet suggests Harrison's or Totally Organics Pellets and Seeds for our birds.

Feb 01, 2009
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by: Anonymous

THat's very strange to me.I think you should ask an avian vet.

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