watery droppings

by Jason Redman
(Pennsburg, PA)

I just adopted an Umbrella Cockatoo. He seems to be adjusting well, as he is talking more and climbing on and off of us. It seems that he is trying to poop very often, more often than I am used to seeing with many birds. It has also been a while since I have had any birds, and they were smaller budgies and cockateils.

Anyway, his droppings are extremely watery and we have stopped the fresh fruit for the last 2 days to help. Do I need to schedule a vet visit, or is this something that is just due to the stress of going from one house to a store and then to his new home in the period of a week and a half?



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Jun 11, 2015
by: Jason

It took another day from when I posted and his droppings got better.
I actually did not get the bird from a breeder. I heard about him through a friend, the last owner realized that she didn't have the time to take care of him and took him to an Exotic Bird store to find a new home. I quickly jumped on the opportunity. He has opened up quite beautifully to my family. I love how he turns his head so I can preen his head feathers!!

Jun 10, 2015
Watery droppings = vet visit
by: The Avian Vet

This is more serious than stress. You need to schedule an appointment.

Dr B

Please use this Find an Avian Vet link to find an avian vet for your bird.

Jun 09, 2015
New bird with watery droppings
by: Tracie

I will pass this along to Dr B, but he sometimes doesn't answer for weeks. So if this continues, then "yes" do take the bird to an avian vet.

Honestly, the breeder should have taken the bird to an avian vet before you purchased it. So, check with the breeder what vet they use, and then you could just call that vet and ask them what they think.

It's nearly impossible for Dr B to say "No problem your bird is healthy" without an in person exam.

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