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Whats wrong with his poop?

Scorpi0

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I'm wishing you luck with your new veterinarian.

The only time my budgies poop have been abnormal is when I accepted an escape budgie who's owner wasn't found. That brought chlamydia into my flock and all my birds got sick( some life-threatening)

Their poops looked a little like yours , but did have the classic bright green urine if chlamydia. It took 45 days of doxy , then a relapse and 45 more dsys of doxycycline to clear.

It could be chlamydia is a possibility with yours. Other antibiotics can temporarily make it seem better if it is this. But to cure them takes the extended doxycycline. We ended up going the added to water route for the budgies. And its important to treat the whole flock. And extensive cleaning, my vet had me spray dilute bleach before cleaning to minimize aerosol .

Anyway I hope answers are found .I will watch your thread
Wow Im glad u got that figured out and taken care of. I hope thats not the case with my bird. The vet had already sent his poop sample in to get tested and all they found was 2 types of bacteria in it. Wouldn’t the test have detected if it was chlamydia?
 

Winn

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Wouldn’t the test have detected if it was chlamydia?
From what I've read Chlamydia can go through a "dormant phase" where a bird is still infected and can infect other birds but is not shedding Chlamydia in its poop. Chlamydia can re-activate after a few weeks and the bird will shed it again. The "poop test" can be hit or miss I think when it comes to diagnosing.
I hope your flock is doing ok and things are back to normal soon.
 

Pixiebeak

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Winn is correct. Poop unlikely to be a good test or catch the chlamydia.

Its a weird disease. Periods of hiding in organs and dormancy and intermittent shedding. Some burds are carriers and never show clinical signs. Some birds its dormant for years, then a stress on the burds body , changing homes, a bad molt, another illness, nutritional stress, and it can activate and make the bird sick. Hits hardest on just weaned chicks, or sudden death in young chick's, and older birds. But can be deadly at any age. But chronic low grade is also common. People who have burds get "sinus infections" every winter should consider this as possibility.
 

Scorpi0

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Just another update:

The vet called yesterday and said they had an open spot so I took Chirpie in to get checked out.
She did a gram stain of his poop and said it contains about 10 to 20% of bad bacteria. She prescribed a stronger antibiotic (Clavamox) to be administered twice a day for a period of ten days. (My poor Chirpie is gonna hate me :(). She said this antibiotic is more directed to the type of bacteria thats currently in Chirpie’s system.
The vet also sent out another poop sample to the lab to get tested for avian gastric yeast. Results should be back in a few days.
Im gonna start the antibiotics on Saturday. Lets hope for the best!!
 
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