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Old 09-01-2017, 06:28 AM
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Hi. I am new to budgies. I got my 2 gorgeous babies 4 days ago from a lovely pet shop after lots of research. Very clean shop with very knowledgeable and helpful staff. Checked birds as much as I could re health and had no concerns. Both had perfectly clean vents when checked in shop but since bringing home both are getting dirty vents. Poop seems normal, behaviour seems normal. They are preening, eating and chirping.
I'm hoping its just the stress of the move/ New home /possible change in food (although in theory it should be the same as provided by shop).
I have read lots of threads about dirty vents so I know it can be serious, and I will take them to vets if needed, but the pet shops policy is to go back to them if any problems in first 7 to 10 days rather than vets. Not sure what to do for best?
Any advice would be much appreciated.

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Welcome to the forums!

The stress of being brought into a new home, a new cage, new people, new everything, can cause a budgies poop to change. Usually when they are stressed out, poop will be a little more watery than normal, which make is stick to the vent.

It's best to have your budgies checked by an avian vet, and get a full health check up. The avian vet will be able to tell if there is something more serious going on.

I've just finished dealing with a pasty vent on one of my birds too. After a vet visit and followup visit, she has gotten a clean bill of health.
My vet recommended that I add Apple Cider Vinegar (Raw, with the "Mother") to her water every day for two weeks.
1 teaspoon / 2 cups of water

It's also recommended that we add ACV to drinking water 2 or 3 times a week, or my vet even suggested doing it for a full week once a month.
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Hi there and to the forums!

Stress can indeed cause runny or messy stools, so even in healthy birds you'll probably see some vent staining in the first few days. Let them settle in for two weeks without trying to tame them at all, and instead talking to them or reading to them frequently so they get used to your presence. If in a few days, their messy stools don't clear up, then taking them to the vet is a good idea!

Meanwhile, be sure to read through the forum's many Budgie Articles and "stickies" (threads "stuck" to the top of each subform for easy reference) to ensure you're up to date on all the best practices for budgie care. You'll find information on all your questions (including some you don't know you have yet ) on the forums.

If you have any questions after reading through everything, be sure to ask!

We look forward to meeting your new little ones when you get a chance!

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You've received good advice so far.
You might want to review this thread for more information regarding Apple Cider Vinegar

https://talkbudgies.com/articles-holi...r-vinegar.html

Many of us use ACV on a regular basis -- two or three times every week, ongoing.

Having your budgies examined by an Avian Vet allows you to develop a good relationship with the vet in case your birds need care for an injury or illness in the future. Additionally, it is always helpful for the vet to have a baseline for your birds to refer to should it need future treatment.

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Thanks guys. Great advice. Hank and hetty are now back to normal!!
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