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Hi! Like most budgie owners, I'm going through that phase where I'm concerned about my budgie's poops. A little background:
Name: Chicken
Age: ~11 months old
Gender: female
Diet: A mix of seeds (Grandmix Cocorite, if relevant, it's a mix of mostly seeds and pellets) and pellets (Harrisons High Potency Superfine) and veggies (mostly carrot since she loves it)

For about 2 weeks now, she's been having these really runny poops at night and then seems to mostly go back to normal during the day. I'm saying mostly because sometimes her urates sometimes come out straight liquid and the solid matter is also watery (tho I suspect this has to do with when she eats veggies).

Her diet and behavior has not changed in the slightest before or after this started happening. She's being her usual self, chirping, playing, shredding and of course screaming for no reason whatseoever :LOL:

Has anyone else experienced this? Are there any remedies?

Here's a pic of her night poops:
Oh, and how could I forget! Here's a picture of Chicken sleeping on a carrot

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Is Chicken the only budgie you have or do you have others?
If you have additional birds, do you have them separated by gender to prevent breeding?

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Chicken is obviously in condition right now.
Have you considered reducing her daylight hours to no more than 8, rearranging her cage frequently (and moving it into a different room if possible) and limiting the amount of protein in her diet to bring her out of condition?

The fact that she is sometimes having only liquid droppings is disturbing.

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Have you taken her to an Avian Vet?
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This is important as "regular" vets will often overlook symptoms that are quickly obvious to an Avian Vet.
When you rely on anyone who has not had training in Avian diagnosis and care, you may be delaying effective treatment.
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The bird will often require a more intense, prolonged treatment with a poorer chance of full recovery than it would have if you seek prompt professional diagnosis and treatment at the first sign of illness.
If there are no Avian Vets near you, please find an Exotic Pet Veterinarian with experience in dealing with small birds.
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Additionally, it is always helpful for the vet to have a baseline for your bird to refer to should it need future treatment.

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Hello and welcome to the forums!

FaeryBee has given you excellent advice and resources!

Meanwhile, you’ve come to a great place to learn even more about the best of budgie care practices! Please be sure to have a look around the forums’ many budgie articles and “stickies”, included above, to ensure you’re up to date on everything. If you have questions after doing so, please be sure to ask as we’d love to help.

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