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    My parakeets droppings stick to his butt!

    Hello. I think my parakeet may be sick, because he sits at the bottom of the cage often, and I was wondering if there is a cure for his clumping poop.

    Everytime my parakeet poops his droppings stick to his vent, until it forms a large clump. It eventually falls off, but forms again. I have cleaned it atleast three times for him, but sadly, this keeps happening. Does anyone know of something that could help him, or the reason this is happening?

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    Re: My parakeets droppings stick to his butt!

    He really needs to see a avian vet because this is a sign of sickness, especially since he is also sitting on the bottom of his cage. How long has this been happening because I hate to say it if not treated soon you could lose him He needs to be kept warm, given lots of water and food. If he isnt eating try giving him Millet, its not the best thing in the world but it is something every bird usually loves and it is easy for them digest as well. Poor guy, really if it is at all possible, please take him to the vets, one who knows birds, so he can get better.
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    Re: My parakeets droppings stick to his butt!

    Thanks for your advice.

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    Re: My parakeets droppings stick to his butt!

    There could be several reasons for it, but I doubt any of us here can accurately diagnose your bird over the net, even if we did know enough.

    I second Deanna's suggestion to take him to see an avian vet as soon as you possibly can. In the meantime, you could make sure he's eating and drinking. If you don't see him eating, you can feel his crop area to determine if he's last taken a meal. It seems that poop sticking to his vent could mean constipation/dehydration, so make sure he gets water to drink as well.

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    Re: My parakeets droppings stick to his butt!

    So, what's the update?
    One of my keets has very long vent feathers and seems to have a problem with his droppings getting stuck sometimes. But...umm....the 'sitting on the floor alot' that you are experiencing with your budgie means he is probably very ill. What color are the droppings?

    I hope you took him in. Keep us updated...
    11 lil' budgies sitting in a tree....and RIP my little angels: Synth, Tre, Ion and Cinque.

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