African grey-milky white urine

by Dyan

My bird's urine is milky white, but he is eating and acting normal. Should I be concerned?

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Sep 07, 2009
African Grey should have clear urine
by: The Vet

Yes, urine should be clear. Have your bird examined by an avian veterinarian and have blood work and x-rays done.

Dr B

Sep 06, 2009
Sick Bird
by: Linda

Yes, you should be concerned. Please make an appointment with an Avian vet in your area to have your bird checked out. The vet will do tests for infection as well as some bloodwork to see how his organs are functioning or not.

This could mean a serious kidney infection is present as well as many other things. The solid part of the stool should be green or if feeding dyed food, it can be the color of the dye. If your bird is eating an all seed diet, he is not healthy and should be changed over gradually to an organic pelleted diet like Harrison's. He would eat Harrisons Lifetime Course Grind for the size, and they have the regular and the Pepper Lifetime formulas so your bird can have a variety of tastes.

Also, feed parrots NO table food or other junk-type people food. Salt and sugar are poison for a bird, and fat is dangerous for their health as it is in humans. When feeding Harrisions, you may feed dark green leafy veggies like Romaine lettuce, squash and even baked sweet potato. Veggies and fruit should not be more than 10% of any parrot's diet, so these are fed as treats only a few times a week. Do not feed Spinich as this messes up the calcium balance in a bird's body.Make sure veggies and any fruit are organically grown, and you may have to go to a health food store or coop in your area to find organic foods.

Tracie carries the Harrisons out here, and she carries their Birdy Bread mix too which is tasty for birds and will help in converting a seed eater over to a pelleted diet. Use the organic red palm oil, Sunshine Factor for the oil mix calls for and use only the egg whites and not the yellows.

Right now, your bird needs to see an Avian Vet in your area as what you are describing sounds like an infection, and he will not get better, only worse until you finally see an Avian Vet. Once birds go down, it takes a lot of time and effort and money to get them back to health, so don't let this happen to you and your bird.

Thanks for writing and let us know what vet had to say as your input can help other people with similar problems.


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