My Green Cheek Conure

by Marguerite
(Ocala, FL)

My conure's poop is an odd color - almost orange but when smear it, it looks like blood and seems to have "dots" of blood in it. He is also not pooping as often as he usually does. What could be going on?

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Nov 06, 2014
by: Anonymous

My green cheeks food brand Zupreem, is NOTORIOUS for being able to make neon colors come out his backside. Any foods with certain dyes can and will change the color. Ive seen neon green, yellow, hell even purple come out of him. But as usual when in doubt, go see your vet

Dec 04, 2013
red in poop
by: Anonymous

My Sun Conure had a few droppings today that were pretty bright red. Of course I called vet right away but need to wait till Friday when they have an opening. Mango seems fine and is playing and eatng and she does eat both Harrisons and Zupreem fruit blend but still I was concerned. However,upon closer inspection this evening, I noticed quite a few small chunks chewed off her new very bright red wood chew toy and now I'm pretty darn sure that's the culprit!

Apr 21, 2013
by: Alex

As far as you know, there appears to be red in the stool. This is something than CANNOT be left.

You need to get to an avian vet ASAP as the bird may be experiencing internal bleeding.

Birds only have a few mls of blood and so can die quickly from such a small amount of blood loss (within a couple of minutes during heavy bleeding).

Apr 20, 2013
Green cheek poop
by: Anonymous

Has your bird eaten anything red? Apples skin, red peppers, colored pellets, tomator, etc? Or perhaps there is red dye on some of his toys? I had a scare with my bird making a red colored poop that I thought for sure was blood but later realized she had stolen a piece of red licorice (I found it at the bottom of her cage). If the bird hasn't eaten anything red you need to take it to an avian vet right away.

Apr 20, 2013
Conure with possibly blood in poop
by: Tracie

This is something that must be diagnosed in person. Take a sample of the poop with you when you go. Make sure you see an avian vet and not a dog/cat vet, because regular vets and their assistants don't know how to handle or treat birds.

Please use this Find an Avian Vet link to find an avian vet for your bird so it can be examined to determine what is wrong and what the potential treatment might be.

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