colour of droppings for a lorikeet

by Kathy

I have a rainbow lorikeet whos urine sometimes looks a bit yellowy but other times it is clear. Could the yellow of the urine be due to the colour of his feces or something he eats etc, or something more serious? And also should there be urates in all of his droppings? because I can't always see it.

Thank you

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Oct 16, 2009
Lorikeet dropppings
by: Tracie

I would not be worried, it doesn't sound like your vet is worried. :-) The fact that your vet took a sample and is sending it off means that you will know for sure and that is good.

Just enjoy your time with your bird and even if the test result shows that something needs to be done to help your bird, at least you will know what needs to be done instead of having a sick bird and not knowing it.

You are a great bird parront.

Oct 16, 2009
took him to the vet
by: Kathy

Thanks for the replies,
I took him to the vet today and the vet said that the yellow urine is okay. He said that it showed his kidneys are working. Should i still be worried? He also took some of his feces for testing which results havent come out yet.

Oct 14, 2009
Thanks for replies.
by: Kathy

Thanks for the replies.
My lorikeet is on Dr.Mac's organic lorikeet food at the moment and does not eat anything with artificial colours in it. Is the only way to check for infection to take a blood sample or can the vet use his droppings? because the last time i took my other lorikeet to the vet (found out she had diabetes later) she passed away that night after the blood test+anaethestics. So now i am a bit cautious about the anaesthestics.


Oct 14, 2009
Lorikeet droppings
by: The Vet

Discolored urine can be caused by color leaching from the feces, from color in the diet, or from disease. You should not be feeding foods with artificial coloring. Urates do not have to be present in all droppings. I recommend that you have your bird seen by an avian veterinarian to be sure there is not health reasons for these symptoms you describe.

Dr B

Oct 13, 2009
by: Linda

Hello Kathy and Hello Australia!!! We are very glad you are writing to us.

Bird's droppings can change color from eating different foods. I would take your bird to an Avian vet in your area and have it checked out for any infections. Vet will probably want to do a little bloodwork to look for infection and to see how organs are working as well.

This visit will put your mind at ease, and you can ask your vet any other questions you may have while your bird is right there with them.

Again, thanks for writing, and feel free to write to us anytime as we are here to support each other in taking the best care of our birds.


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