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Urgent Chlamydia? Normal Poop for Cockatiel?

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Does this poop look normal to you guys? My cockatiel sometimes has romaine lettuce or pea’s before bed, and his overnight poop sometimes looks like this in the morning. Sometimes it happens during the day also.

My vet wants to test for chlamydia. His liver enzymes are normal. Sometimes he has these short episodes of shortness of breath that resolve on their own.

What do you guys think?
 

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Since it is a zoonotic disease and you could catch it, I think it would be worth testing for if the vet thinks so.
Poops can very so much on their own that looking at one pic doesn't tell much.
 

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Bright green urates are classic for clymadia.

But having extra bilirubin in first morning poop is normal because they hold the poop overnight . So they can be bright green normally . I do not evaluate first morning poop . I only evaluate fresh poops after first morning..older poops can start having color leach out from the fecal part to falsely stain the liquid part..

Clymadia is a weird tricky bacteria, and because it is systemic it can cause different symptoms. It likes to hide in liver and kidneys and go through a dormant period . It doesn't cause elevated liver enzymes typically. The liver is very regenerative.

I actually had 6 of my parrots get exposed by a 7th I took in , so I had 7 with clymadia at the same time. They all had different symptoms, one the only symptom was weight loss , 2 the only symptom was the green urates and soft stools, one nearly died of septicemia,with free fluid in abdomen, intermittent clear fluid from one nostril , diarrhea, polyuria, vomiting...2 others were very sick, polyuria green urates , occasionally sneezing, red eyes. Anyway what I'm trying to share is it presents many different ways..plus there can be a chronic low grade infection .

If your vet wants to test for it , I definitely suggest you do .

Can you share a picture of each of your birds eyes? My birds had darkening of the iris and one developed a red tinge . Birds can show systemic inflammation in the eyes and not have weeping or swelling..it's kinda tricky at first to recognize. Infact the reason I caught it was I have a blue eyed bird who iris turned redish brown !! Then I realized my Brown eyed bird, iris turned so dark you couldn't see the pupil . This doesn't happen with every clymadia infection. But I'm curious, so I hope you will share.. especially as this is a cockatiel, and they often do
 

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If your vet thinks you should test for it, then you probably should, but I will say peas can cause some funky looking droppings. My foster cockatoo loved them, and I could always tell when he had eaten a bunch of them. The feces part of the dropping was very thick and green.
 

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Yes thank you. I will try and share a photo of the eye. His eyes look normal to me. And this is only the morning poop. His poop usually throughout the day looks normal. I do think though that what’s happening is perhaps the green from the fecal part is leaching out and mixing with the urine to create the green color, especially since the poop is on a paper towel.
 
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