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Urgent Brown Diarrhea

Discussion in 'Bird Emergency Highway 911' started by EarthToEcho, 10/19/17.

  1. EarthToEcho

    EarthToEcho Strolling the yard

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    I was hanging out with conure like normal and he pooped, but it doesn't look normal at all! I haven't changed his diet or anything. Should I be worried??

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    See a vet immediately. Bubbles with liquid in poop is a bad sign.

    What have you been feeding your baby? Sometimes blueberries or colored feed can change the color but, I see no uric acid, brown and clear fluid with bubbles and some seeds. Please see a vet immediately.
     
  3. EarthToEcho

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    He gets Zupreem pellets and a mix of dried fruits, wiith sunflower seeds as a treat. I am looking up a vet now!! Hopefully I can get him there soon. Until then what should I do? He's acting normal and everything its just his poop thats weird!
     
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    Are your pellets colored? Sometimes that changes the color of the poop. But if that's what you've been feeding and this is new, something may not be right. Just keep him calm, happy and comfortable if he is behaving normal. Take him to the vet as soon as possible and take the poop with you. It may be nothing but it doesn't look right to me. Please let us know how he is doing!
     
  5. EarthToEcho

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    Next time he poops I'll try to get a sample. The earliest vet appointment I could get is next week :( The pellets are colored but his poop normally doesn't look like that. And yeah he's behaving like always! Flying around, attacking my phone, squawking away!
     
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    Wow...no ER vets? Can you email a copy of the photo to them and ask them to see it? Our avian vet knows me so well, I've driven down with poop on a finger and barged in on them insisting they look at it. Now when they see me they know to help right away.

    I'm so glad he's acting normal. Good thing you have that photo still. I would show it to the doctor.
     
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    Not that I've seen so far, but I'm going to keep looking. I'll try to email them really quick but they said the doctor was all booked up until next week
     
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    hmmm....can you find another one that responds better to emergencies? It may be a good time to find one and maintain a good relationship so you can get squeezed in. I have 7 birds so we see our vet pretty regularly for their annual checkups and the various other visits we've had.

    I got lucky and found one nearby and they are all avian specialists and only see small animals. They were recommended by almost every bird person in this area. Maybe this would be a good time to find one more responsive?
     
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    Everywhere I look refers back to the place I already called. I'll try calling again and asking, maybe the receptionist got confused or something. I even called the local bird rescue to ask if they knew of anyone, and they directed me to the person I called!!
     
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    Yes, I think a vet is needed. Can you explain that you think it's an emergency and see if they can get you in? It's good that your bird is acting normally but those droppings definitely don't look normal. Bubbles can be a sign of infection. Keep us posted.
     
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    I tried to but the receptionist just told me to leave a message for the doctor after I insisted! Hopefully the doctor will call me back and I can speak to her personally
     
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    I'd keep him calm and don't let him fly around. Until a vet can see him. Birds are often tougher than we give them credit for. So while it would be great to get him in sooner, don't panick if you can't. Just try to keep him calm and relaxed. Like @sunnysmom said bubbles sound like infection to me too. Has he only had one poop like that? Does it come and go?
     
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    Only one poop like that that I've seen so far, I'm keeping an eye out for when he poops again.
     
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    Update about his behavior: He's still acting like normal. Had one of his screaming moments and is now asleep in my shirt (Which he first destroyed)
     
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    That's good :) if he was only pooping like that things would be more urgent. It's good you're keeping a close eye on him. I know it's horrible to be waiting to see the vet. But it sounds to me you caught it early. Keep looking for a way to get him in sooner. But remember the important thing is you're taking him to the vets and doing right by him the best you can.
     
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    Next time he poops I'll make sure to look at it! He normally flies back to his cage to poop though, so it can be hard to figure out what's new and what's old sometimes. Hoping the vet will call me back soon
     
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    If all of his other droppings are normal, I would still have him checked to be safe but as @Sarahmoluccan said, it may not be an emergency then.
     
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    Can you change the bottom line right now so you can tell the new ones from the old? If you could change it out, then you can count how much he is pooing (every 15-20 mins?) and you will see only today's droppings.

    I get very very aggressive and pro-active when worried. Please keep him calm and happy. Check his poop regularly to see if he is maybe stopped up or infection? Thanks for keeping us posted.
     
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    Good idea! Changing it right now! And he actually is very weird about pooping, like its not weird for him to go an hour without going. Doctor said it was weird but since he's eating and drinking normal it was fine

    Edit: I've put him back in his cage until he poops again... he's not too happy about that, but he is eating right now
     
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    Update: Medoh is doing well! His poops are still a bit watery looking (though that may be from the drop to the bottom of his cage) and are brown/white like normal. He's still acting like his usual self, and eating/drinking like normal!
     

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