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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...
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    Re: My parakeets droppings stick to his butt!

    hello, all, so nice to be back....as usual I have learned a lot here. I have a keet that had a big lump of poop on its bottom. I was going to leave it alone until I saw him picking at it. I decided that I was going to follow some advice from the net. I ran the water from the bathroom sink, warm water, in a steady stream, took him out of the cage brought a small towel with me and turned him upside down and let the water run down his backside. The lump didn't move but I kept doing it and then after a few minutes I used my nail. It started to break apart in big chunks and I kept it up until it was all gone. He is not bleeding or raw, his vent looks totally clean. He loves water and he grabbed a few mouth fulls which delighted me. I placed him in that towel and patted him dry for around a minute and placed him back in the cage. He seems so much better now, standing erect, chirping. I have a call into my avian vet who usually gives me meds when I ask. God bless him.

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    Re: My parakeets droppings stick to his butt!

    Hi, Irene, and welcome back to the community. What foods and/or seeds/pellets does your budgie eat? If he is on a pelleted diet, it could be that was the cause of this dry poop problem. Pellets are man made, and many brands have corn and sybeans in them. When feeding pellets one must always give the budgie or other bird lots of water, because the pellets can cause dry poops as well as dehydration. Most folks who feed pellets also feed seeds along with the pellets. The percent generally is about 20% pellets to 80% seed. And also it is a good idea to feed some fresh veggies such as fresh leaf lettuce, cilantro, celery and celery leaves, and other veggies. I would not feed any cabbage family veggies such as parsley, or kale, broccoli, etc. because they have some sort of phyto chemical in them that can cause tumors in the esophagus of birds.

    It sounds like he most probably has plenty of water since you write he loves it. That is a real plus. Do let us know what you Avian Vet said about him, and how he is doing.

    And do stop back here to the forum often! We would love to see a picture of your precious little one!

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