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Hi,

Our Budgie this morning appears to have different poop, looks runny and brownish in colour and we would appreciate it if someone lets us know what they think could be the reason.

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Thought I’d add some further info if helps. He mainly has seeds for diet and today seems to be making himself puffy more than usual.
 

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The puffing up is an indication that the bird is not feeling well, birds hide illness very well and by the time you see symptoms they have likely been ill for some time. Your bird may have some type of bacterial, fungal or parasitic infection that can only be determined by a vet, can you get him to a vet?
 

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May be some type of infection that needs treatment with the proper medication. There are also normal looking droppings in the picture are they from another bird? Did he eat anything different than usual or did you change the brand of seed that he gets? If you can find a vet that treats exotics they usually treat birds, a gram stain test run on the droppings will reveal if there is anything there that should not be such as bacteria or parasites.
 

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I went to a local pet shop yesterday as couldn’t get a vet. They said it could be a simple cold and just suggested some vitamins and gave this to him. His poop is mainly normal today so wonder if this worked.
 

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Glad things are looking better. Vitamins would not clear up an infection and even antibiotics would not work overnight. Perhaps there is no infection and he just had an off day, just like we can have a GI upset for a day and then things go back to normal. If it happens again, or you continue to see him puffed up, then seeing a vet would be the best course of action.
 

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It is best you find a veterinarian so if there is a future injury or illness to your budgie you will have a proper professional to make a diagnosis and treatment plan
Relying on an employee of a pet store is not a good option. You need someone with the proper the training, knowledge and experience, not someone who is guessing what it "might" be.

Avian Vets have special training to determine the cause of symptoms resulting from illness or trauma.
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.
This can prolong suffering that may be avoidable.
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.

Best wishes!
 
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