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Help! Bird frequently urinating

Discussion in 'Behavior Byway' started by Logan, 9/18/18.

  1. Logan

    Logan Moving in

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    My new gcc "eagle" is a playful little psitticine, but I have a problem. He is frequently just urinating. I just fed him apples, and he only drank the juice, and discarded the actual apple. Does this have something to do with the lack of feces?
     
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  2. sunnysmom

    sunnysmom Joyriding the Neighborhood Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran I Can't Stop Posting!

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    Did it just start? Have his others been normal? Stress, excitement, or a liquidy food can make dropping more liquidy. They should go back to normal fairly soon though if that's the case. If they don't, it may be time for a vet check. A wellness check is a good idea anyway for a new bird if he hasn't been to one yet.
     
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    Donna turner Jogging around the block

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    I feed apple every other morning and they do cause cheekys poop to be mostly urine fore awhile. She also chews the juice out and discards the pulp
     
  4. saroj12

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    correlates directly, there should be some poop later during the day. Are you seeing poop at other times?
     
  5. FlyingMacaws

    FlyingMacaws Strolling the yard

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    Luna my TAG loves to dunk her food in her water dish. So she is constantly peeing. Because of her constant peeing, I add Gatorade to her water. That way she doesn’t flush out her minerals and electrolytes.
    I honestly think her food dunking is a learned behavior from us. We love to dunk cookies and the like with our coffees and cocoa in the morning.


    (Luna was given a clean bill of health by my local avian vet, before anyone asks. She just likes her pellets soggy I guess)
     
  6. BertAllen

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    Doesn't Gatorade have a lot of sugar in it?
     
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    I wouldn’t give her Gatorade, it has a ton of sugar and is not good for her. Did the vet recommend something to replace minerals or even think it was an issue?
     
  8. FlyingMacaws

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    I apologize I give pedialite and I give less than a teaspoon full. And maybe every other day.
     
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