Not normal droppings?

by Rach

I hady parakeet for a couple months now but he experienced about 5 deaths of his fellow cage mates over those months. They all seemed to die of the same diseases which was: bleeding internally. Recently I found out that his poop was sometimes red, grey or yellow. Sometimes it's more watery sometimes it's not. I don't know if he picked it up from anyof the birds but we wot be able
To take him to the vet anytime soon so maby we can switch his diet to something. We feed him zupreem (which is a pellet diet) with 20% seeds 80% pellet. He has cuttlebone and we were going to get some grit soon.

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Mar 05, 2012
Droppings not normal
by: Tracie

Note, I said the bird does not need grit, and it can cause problems.

From Dr B, our avian vet:

You should not feed your bird gravel (grit), ever. It is not necessary in a parrots diet and should not be offered. One of the big problems with grit is that they can over eat it and become impacted.

Dr B

Another avian vet said:

Most authorities agree that healthy psittacines (e.g.; parrots, budgies, cockatiels) fed a proper diet do not need grit. The use of grit will not make up for offering a poor diet.

Conclusion: Feed your bird a healthy diet of Harrison's or Roudybush pellets and your bird won't crave grit, that is lacking nutritional value.

Mar 05, 2012
by: Anonymous

that stuff about grit is all rubbish, ive been giving my budgie grit in his cage for 11 years :|

Feb 29, 2012
Birds dying painful deaths due to lack of vet care
by: Tracie

Your parakeet does not need grit, in fact that can cause all kinds of problems for your bird.

Your parakeet, and all the other birds that you have left, probably has the same disease or illness the other birds that died had. Until you take the birds to an avian vet they will likely continue to suffer and die.

Please Find an Avian Vet today to examine your sick bird. Once you know what you are dealing with, you may be able to get a treatment to save the rest of your birds.

I am not here to judge you, but I feel I need to say that if you can not afford to care for your birds that you should find someone else that can and will care them.

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