New conure bad feces


(Everett,WA)

I got my bird about two weeks ago. He has a diet of veggies, fruit, protien, caluim and zupreem pellets varies each few days. His feces are still wet and sometimes he has diarea. I notice they never really have a pattern just different. Is it just that he is trying to adjust or should should I be concerned? Furthermore, just curious when I rub my green cheeked conures cheek he does this werid thing with his mouth it looks like he is yawning but I cannot tell... Is that normal too????

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Jul 31, 2012
Sick bird??
by: Anonymous

...Ok. I will have him checked out in a vet in seattle.

Jul 31, 2012
Bad feces means vet visit
by: Tracie

I don't know how much it will cost for you to take your bird to an avian vet, you need to call to find out. I can't tell if it is diet or what, that is why you need to take your bird to an avian vet.

Jul 31, 2012
More questions
by: Anonymous

He did have normal feces when I bought him;he previously consumed zupreem as a young bird at the breeders... My bird is 6 months old... that wouldn't have anything to do with it right? I bought him from a breeder who really cared for her conures and many other species... How much money would it cost to take him in? And would it affect him to switch pellets since he is so used to it? So it's not his diet?

Jul 31, 2012
Sick conure
by: Tracie

Yes, you need to be concerned and you need to take the bird to an avian vet right away. Dr B can not diagnose your bird without an exam etc.

ZuPreem has lots of sugar which can cause yeast infections and can lead to digestive problems. Also all of the artificial ingredients can cause problems too. Once your bird has been given a clean bill of health, please work to switch your bird to Harrison's or Roudybush pellets. Your bird should be eating 80% quality pellets and only 20% healthy treats.

Your bird may have a bacterial infection or disease, do not delay in getting it to an avian vet, not a dog/cat vet. You can use this Find an Avian Vet link to find a vet if you do not have one already.

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