Birds are very good at hiding their symptoms, and often they don’t appear to be ill until they are quite unwell. So it is vital, that we, as pet owners, are able to recognise the signs of ill health in our birds early on.
Your bird’s droppings are a great insight into your bird’s health.
There are 3 portions to the avian dropping that need to be monitored:
If any of these changes are noticed it is important to have your bird checked by a vet.
Please bring your bird along in its cage, or if it is too big, take a picture of the cage.
Make sure you have a sample of droppings for the vet to look at. Do not clean out your cage before going to the vet – this is so the vet is able to examine how the bird has been living, what consistency the faeces are, what the perches are like, what toys are in the cage and what diet they are on. All of this will allow your vet to properly assess the health of your bird.