Mr.White eating droppings - Talk Budgies Forums


User Menu
Forum Home
Budgie Gallery
Budgie FAQ
Site Guidelines
How-To-Guide
Members List
Today's Posts
Log In
Register now!
Search



Advanced Search
Popular Forums
Announcements

Budgie Articles

Budgie Talk

Budgie Pictures

Budgie Videos

Budgie Behavior

Determining Gender

Your Budgie's Health

Taming and Bonding

Budgie Breeding

In Memory

Other Birds

Contests

Chit Chat

Site Information

Talk Network
Talk Budgies
Talk Cockatiels
Talk Parrotlets
Talk Parrots
Sponsored Ads

Go Back   Talk Budgies Forums > Budgie Talk > General Budgie Talk > Budgie Behavior


Closed Thread
 
Short URL LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 05-04-2017, 09:40 AM
nas
Newbie
 
Profile:nas is offline
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 6
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 10
Rep Power: 0
nas is on a distinguished road
Default Mr.White eating droppings

Hello guys..
I got 2 male budgies, Mr.White and Mr.Blue on April 26. Both are young i guess (their cere is purple in color and they still have the baby lines on their heads).
They are having the tiny little seeds and I have started to feed them with carrots. I used to cut the carrots into tiny tiny pieces and feed them. They look healthy as well.
But I am noticing for the past 5 days that Mr.White is eating Mr.Blues droppings It is so disgusting to watch him eating. I wash their cage everyday so that the droppings on the bars go off. But still he is doing

What can I do to stop or is it normal, I have no idea as this is my first pet and I don't want my baby to eat droppings :'(
They are not tamed yet.


Last edited by FaeryBee; 05-04-2017 at 10:10 AM.
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 05-04-2017, 10:13 AM
FaeryBee's Avatar
FaeryBee (Deborah)
Administrator



State:
 
Profile:FaeryBee is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 7
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 53,847
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 2605
Rep Power: 35
FaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond repute
Default

It's good you are keeping the cage clean.
Be sure to change the newspaper lining the grate on the bottom of the cage at least once (or twice!) a day.

Read the information in this thread:

https://talkbudgies.com/articles-budg...-its-poop.html

And, be sure you read the information about what to feed your budgies for the optimum healthy diet.

https://talkbudgies.com/articles-diet...ur-budgie.html

https://talkbudgies.com/articles-diet...-seed-mix.html

https://talkbudgies.com/articles-diet...lay-roses.html
__________________

  #3  
Old 05-04-2017, 10:48 PM
StarlingWings's Avatar
Super Moderator // MEMBER OF THE YEAR 2015


 
Profile:StarlingWings is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 1
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 17,585
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 12055
Rep Power: 38
StarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Hi there and to Talk Budgies!

You've been given great advice above. Most likely, he is suffering from a nutrient or vitamin deficiency. Do your budgies have a mineral block and a cuttlebone in their cage?

Be sure to read through the links provided, which include the forum's many Budgie Articles and "stickies" (threads "stuck" to the top of each subform for easy reference) to stay up to date on all the best practices for caring for budgies. If you have any questions after reading through everything, be sure to ask as we'd love to help!

We look forward to seeing you and your budgies around the forums!

Cheers!
__________________

~StarlingWings~
and Princess Mallorn!
Thank you to Deb for her wonderful Faery magic
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 05-09-2017, 04:32 AM
bluewing's Avatar
bluewing (Dor)
Member Spotlight Award July 2016
State:
 
Profile:bluewing is offline
Number of Budgies: 4
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Toronto
Posts: 272
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 1268
Rep Power: 6
bluewing is a fantastic personbluewing is a fantastic personbluewing is a fantastic personbluewing is a fantastic personbluewing is a fantastic personbluewing is a fantastic personbluewing is a fantastic personbluewing is a fantastic personbluewing is a fantastic person
Default

Whenever my budgie Blueberry gets a chance, he will try and sneak in a couple of poops to eat when I am not looking...or so he thinks. It turns out I just need to use a stern voice and he stops and flies off to his perch.

It turns into a habit very quickly and it is best to discourage them from doing so. Generally, it's a good idea to provide an environment where the poop falls through a grate and they can't access it. Sometimes they see a poop stuck to the cage and peck at it because it's something to do.

Provide them with a good quality mineral or iodine block. I generally find that poop eating is correlated to a lack of iodine. Males seem to be more into poop eating and lacking nutrients, especially iodine, and probably because they are more active and hormonal, so they tend to eat and burn through their calories quicker.

All seed diets do not provide all the nutrients your budgie needs so start getting them into a seed/pellet mix with a moderate amount of pellets to a regular or half amount of seed like Harrison's (SuperFine High Potency first 6 months and then Adult SuperFine) or Roudybush (Crumble). Start slow at first by adding a little bit of pellet to their seed to get them use to it.

Follow the suggestions from FaeryBee and StarlingWings and browse around the sight, do a search specific to topics of interest you may have, and you will find a plethora of information to get you on the right track with your keets
__________________
Closed Thread



Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:11 PM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright © 2000- 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2006 - , 2403 Networks LLC. All rights reserved.