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Urgent Poop Changes (NOT urgent!)

Discussion in 'Bird Emergency Highway 911' started by d_msparkles, 8/4/18.

  1. d_msparkles

    d_msparkles Sprinting down the street

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    Waffle had a rough week. Our freezer is not working properly, and after letting a couple meals’ worth of frozen chop thaw (which seemed way mushier than usual), I threw her chop out & switched to pellets for the time being.
    On top of that, we had family in town this week, so our schedule was all messed up and she got a bit freaked out by some of the strangers (ESPECIALLY the 5 year old that doesn’t know when to leave her be.)
    Since she’s off the chop, I’m trying to give her vegetables as a snack (frozen peas, fresh peppers usually).
    She has been having mushy to normal poops throughout the past 3 days, with really watery/mushy poop first thing in the morning. This happened once before when I first got her & fed her too much fruit, and a probiotic + cutting back on fruit got her back to normal. I have started her probiotic again.
    Otherwise, she seems completely normal—playing & eating as usual, and her weight is a healthy 67 grams (up 4 grams from her first checkup!). My hope is that the probiotic will settle things down. I know the diet change AND the stress could both be culprits. Should I cut her down even more to just pellets (no snacks or veggies)? Is she likely ok as long as she seems otherwise normal? If things don’t improve by Monday, I will schedule a vet visit.
     
  2. rocky'smom

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    What pellets are you feeding?
     
  3. d_msparkles

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    Roudybush daily maintenance. She was getting those for dinner & chop in the morning, so it wasn’t a total 100% change.
     
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    One of my tiels gets polyuric on Roudybush ever since they changed the formula a few months ago. If there are still some normal poops, I'd monitor and see if they normalize entirely once things are back to the usual routine.
     
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    Oh, thanks! I’m going to try keeping up the veggies since I know that’s good for her. Once we get our freezer fixed, I’ll go back to her chop routine.
     
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    Poops are looking MUCH more normal this morning. I think her chop freezing, thawing, and refreezing added too much water to her diet...plus the stress. Keeping her on the probiotic since she doesn't seem to mind it. Yay for normal poops!
     
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