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I gave my little girl a spray of Millet the other day, she has had this on many occasions and loves it but I noticed this time that her poo was a bit watery. I took the Millet away and her droppings are returning to normal now.

Can Millet upset the digestion? Also I read somewhere that green tea is beneficial, is that true?

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Sometimes, due to stress or other factors, the poop can be watery for a little bit or softer than normal. I don't believe the millet was the cause of this, so don't worry.

If you think she has an upset stomach, you can give her a little bit of ginger tea (ginger root peeled, chopped, and boiled, then cooled to room temperature, offer the liquid) or some apple cider vinegar in her water. For more information on ACV, check out this thread:
https://talkbudgies.com/articles-holi...r-vinegar.html

As green tea is caffeinated, it is not safe to offer your budgie
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Star has offered some pretty awesome advice! Hope your baby gets back to having normal poops soon!!!
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Star's advice to you was excellent.
Please be sure to update us, in this thread, on how your little one is doing now.
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Hi all

Thank you Star for the wonderful advice. I will certainly be looking into the Apple Cider Vinegar.

Just to update you all, Twinkles poop is still a little on the soft side but we did take her mirror away on Sunday so she's probably a bit stressed at the mo. She is a timid little thing

I will update her progress in a few days xx
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You're very welcome I'm sure with the mirror gone she'll start to come out of her shell more and have a bit more confidence!

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Just a quick update, Twinkles droppings are still a little soft. I have put Apple Cider Vinegar in her water once so far.

I have noticed that she is going to her cuttlefish quite a bit and she is occasionally going onto the floor of her cage and picking bits of sand from her sandpaper. Is this normal?

She is still very timid but I guess it's still early days.

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Hi there!

Glad Twinkle is doing well, as she settles in more it's likely her droppings will firm up a bit.

It is perfectly normal she's wanting to pick at her cuttlebone, she knows it's a good source of calcium that she feels she needs. Does she have a mineral block, too? It's best to keep both in the cage as the mineral block has some minerals in it that the cuttlebone doesn't have

Also, I would recommend you remove the sandpaper from the cage. Even though it is sold for birds, it is largely ineffective as a nail trimming device and instead causes sores on their delicate feet. If they ingest any of it, it can be potentially harmful as the glue they use is bad for budgies!

A wide variety of perches in the cage made of different woods and diameters is best to maintain a healthy nail length. For lining the cage, some newspaper is the best option!
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Hi Star

Thanks again for your wonderful advice. I will stop putting sandpaper in Twinkles cage from now on and I will get her a mineral block.

We've had Twinkle for about 7 months now but she is still as timid and frightened as the day we got her. I clean her out every day but she's still scared of me. She tends to sleep as close to the cage bars as possible so I have to clean poop off the inside of her cage every day. This morning while I was doing it she got spooked and did several laps of her cage. Do you know of anything I can try to make her less frightened?

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You're very welcome

I believe that since she's still so shy, she would actually benefit from a same-species friend. Although I'm not aware of your situation, if you're able to have space and resources for a quarantine cage and a larger cage for both to live in later, as well as extra funds for possible vet bills, etc. then I would recommend you get a second budgie.

Some budgies are very "people oriented" and don't even like other birds, some are on the opposite end of the spectrum and seem to be terrified of you no matter what you do, and some are in the middle. I would say that Twinkle is in the "terrified of people" section, since it seems you've been doing everything you can to get her used to you, like talking gently, moving slowly, etc.

When another budgie is in quarantine, you can get him used to you and bond with him a little while before introducing them; she may come out of her shell and be more confident with another budgie around.

Other than that, I can only say to keep trying!

Good luck.
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