conures colored urine

by tom
(scottsdale, az)

my pineapple greencheek conure is 10 weeks old and his urine is not clear. it changes colores depending on the food, green,brown or red. is this normal. my vet said everything is o.k. also he eats no foods with dyes.

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Jun 03, 2009
Bird with colored urine
by: The Vet

No, this is not normal and should be looked at by an avian veterinarian.


Dr B

May 31, 2009
Urine
by: Linda

The Urea excreted along with the stool is normally clear and/or white when dry. If the urea is changing colors, this could be illness or disease. It is normal for the green stool part to change colors depending on what is being eaten, either seeds, pellets, fruit, veggies or whatever. The Urea part should not be colored, and you need to take bird back to vet and have a test done for a bacterial infection. If he says bird is "clear" of any infections, have him test blood for kidney or liver problems and a regular CBC(complete blood count). If he ever "drinks" colored water or something like a little carrot juice, it could change color of urea some, but most parrots don't drink colored fluids.

You do need to get this checked out more fully. If you feel vet is not working to find solution to problem, find another avian vet. First talk with this one about your concerns and have some bloodwork done to rule out ANY problems he could have.

Let us know how it goes.
Linda

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