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Good day all, for the past week my Cookie has been having very large poops. He seems normal in himself and there have been no changes in diet etc. These huge poops only occur overnight and during the day he passes normal poops and nothing is sticking to his vent. He had a visit to the vet last Saturday and I was told he had most likely been overdoing it on the fruit and veg. Can anyone shed any light on this please as me having to pull the ball of poop off his feathers every morning is not nice for any of us, and he does not really appreciate me messing around in his vent area. You can also see the normal day time poop next to the giant overnight poo.

(The picture is of the poop that made it to the cage floor, the other was attached to the feathers near his vent.)
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Some birds are prone to holding their poop overnight and will therefore produce one huge dropping first thing in the morning, however the dropping in your picture does not look good, the consistency and make up is not normal and it looks like there may be some mucus in it, I would show this to the vet and get an opinion, and also I would offer fruit and veggies only in the morning to mid afternoon and see if that makes any difference.
 

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Thanks Cody, this is a bit of a mystery as the birds droppings return to normal during the day, he only gets the dirty bum at night for some reason so the holding all night seems likely. What makes it strange is one of these big droppings always makes it to the ground and the second one is stuck to his vent feathers. I am going to seek a second opinion in regards to vets and it looks like I have finally found an avian vet as the one I had Cookie to over the weekend did not specialise in birds but it was the only one I could find at short notice. Thanks for the reply.
 

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Update: Cookie is fine now, droppings normal. Clean bum. I asked Cookie if he wanted me to post on the forums about his dirty bum and he told me the least said the better. But I posted anyway sshhhh.

Thanks Cody for advice.
 

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