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What can I give my parakeet for wet poop? no name yet. 1year

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What can I give my parakeet for wet poop?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the bird's name and age?
Customer: no name yet. 1year old
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about yet?
Customer: no
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Bird
Expert:  nekovet replied 6 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today.

Now if your lad has runny or wet stools, you need to tread with care. This can be caused by a range of issues (ie bacteria, viruses, protozoa/parasites, nutritional issues, and if wet could even be a sign of kidney damage) and loosing fluids in the stool can quickly lead to dehydration, lethargy and weakness.

Therefore, it would be ideal to have a stool sample tested +/- have your lad checked by your local avian vet. That way we can pinpoint what is the cause here and ensure we nip this in the bud. Otherwise, in regards ***** ***** question, you could increase his dietary fiber (ie offering fiber rich veggies or canned pumpkin) to bulk up the stools if they are loose. As well, you can try OTC avian probiotics (ie Avipro, Harrisons, etc) as these can help restore normal digestion and help the stools. Of course, if we use these but his signs linger for over 24 hours or he shows those other signs, we'd want him seen urgently to get this settled before it can take a toll on him.

Just in case you do need an avian vet and do not have one already, you can check where you can find one at near you at AAV (http://www.aav.org/search/), Avian web(http://www.beautyofbirds.com/recommendedvets.htm) or Birdsnway(http://www.birdsnways.com/birds/vets.htm).

Kind regards,

Dr. B.

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