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Old 06-10-2018, 01:43 AM
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Originally Posted by philw View Post
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Your budgie is very new and for now the best thing to do is allow him to settle in and not fuss with him. Make sure he has seed and water available and spend time with him but do not handle him. Just let him adjust to his new environment. Green poop is not a good sign, but it could be he's not eating enough and is afraid. Budgies will bathe but you should not "give him a bath". It seems that in bathing him, he was overly wet and until his feathers dry, they tend to stick together, like I see in the photo. As soon as he dries off his feathers should look normal. Don't try the bath again. Budgies will bathe themselves if they want to. The best thing you can do is relax and make sure that you are not directly touching or handling him. He needs time to adjust. If he continues to have loose greenish poop you should have him see an avian veterinarian who specializes in treating birds. Welcome to Talk Budgies and good luck with your new friend.
Thank you very much! I will just let him be for a while and let him get used to his new home. Thank you as well for the info on the bath! I will make sure to take that advice in the future! I'm sure him being new he is just a little stressed, so perhaps that's what causing his poop to be green. I'm happy my fears have been put to rest and I should just let him relax for a bit. Also, it may be another kind of stupid question, will his feathers be okay after them being too wet? He is all dry now and he looks normal again, I just hope there wasn't any damage done to his feathers.. thank you again very very much for this reply. It has helped me tremdously.