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Urgent Cockatiel Stringy poop

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Help! Does anyone know if cockatiel droppings in this form are abnormal? This is the first time Peka has had her poop stringy and stuck to her vent. (I know its hard to tell on the picture) her droppings are a different color today than her usual ones. She’s been eating and hydrating. The only difference to her diet was trying grit calcium for the first time a day before. Any idea of what this indicates?
 

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Parrots should not have grit, so I would take that away and see if it gets better. That is definitely it normal, so if it doesn’t get better in a day or so after taking away the grit, your bird should see the vet. Also, does your bird eat any pellets? If your bird eats a well rounded diet, calcium supplements are not necessary. Quite the cutie btw!
 

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No grit for parrots they husk their seed and do not need it. They also can engorged themselves on grit and become impacted.
 

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Definitely not normal. As above.... remove the grit and reassess the poop in a day. If there are any other changes in your birds behaviours or energy levels see a vet asap, if the poop is not back to normal after removing the grit then please see a vet asap.
 
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