Hi everyone! I am very new to Amazon’s let alone larger birds. I grew up with parakeets and cocktails though and well I went to a reputable rescue hoping to eventually adopt a cocktail, lo and behold I bonded with a 30+ year old blue fronted amazon named Zues who’s owner passed away and the husband brought Zeus to the rescue as he didn’t want her. Zues pulled out most of her feathers, the husband of Zeus’s owner said it was because they had got a second bird and Zeus got jealous, but the feathers never grew back. Anyway, I bonded with her immediately at the shop, she’s climb on my shoulder and let me put my hand up to get her off/etc. There was a connection and mutual respect between us but obviously not trust yet... once I got her home she wouldn’t allow me to pull her out of her cage or pet her and she gave me warning bites when I’d try to get her to step up, but after two days of having her she put her head down and nudged up against me for me to give her head scratches, now she climbs on me and will step up for me. When she’s hanging upside down from her cage and I open the door (I had a routine to open the door and let her come out on her own as to not break her trust by shoving my hand in her cage) but now when she’s in her cage and I open the door she climbs to the top to hang upside down then puts one leg down for me to help her out. We sing together and she dances, seriously everyone I’ve had Zeus two weeks now and I have such a strong bond with her. I noticed when I brought her home she REEKED. I assumed it was stress as I read a lot before actually adopting her and know amazons can emit smells based on moods. So i didn’t think much of it, the smell on her has passed but I also noticed her cage always smells, like gag worthy putred. So I gave it a thorough scrub assuming it was dirty. The smell has progressively gotten worse despite me cleaning the liner daily now and I’m convinced it’s her poop. When I bring her out of her cage she herself doesn’t smell, she gives me kisses and her breath doesn’t smell. It’s just her cage. And all I can put that to is her droppings. I’m at work during the day and so that’s where most of her droppings accumulate, but I have a routine. She’s out for 2 hours before I leave for work, and 4 + hours when I get home from work and she’ll have a few droppings when outside of the cage and I haven’t noticed a nasty scent with a single dropping or two. She’s on a pellet diet, she eats fruit like bananas and strawberries, I haven’t got her to eat any veggies yet. I have a vet appointment for this Saturday but I guess I’m hoping someone can give me ideas of what it could be. I’ve never owned a large parrot so I’m not sure how her stool should differ from the birds I have owned, it’s green (ranges from darker green’s like the color of spinach) and white. Its mostly green though and not a lot of white. It’s kind of runny but not like diarrhea and has almost a wet/glossy sheen look. It’s hard to describe. I love her so much and am so worried about her, is it possible she’s so unhappy in her cage while I’m at work she’s releasing this foul scent? - I can’t begin to describe how foul this scent is. Sorry for the long post!