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Astrodragon Astrodragon is offline
Posted 8th June 2019, 09:49 PM
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Very watery droppings 4 week old


I had this question mixed in with a bunch of other questions, but have decided to make a new thread as it was getting confusing and I only have one issue at the moment. I got a 3-4 week old king pigeon about 5 days ago from a live poultry market, so no info was given on the prior feeding and etc. She is very healthy and has a very healthy appetite, except she has had varying degrees of watery droppings since I got her. At first, it was just clear water coming out, but I suspected that the market had the birds fast for 48 hours prior to sale, same as they would prior to slaughter, as that is what they are sold for. I started feeding her canned corn and peas by hand, but she quickly caught onto this amazing "eating" thing and became a pro in no time. I switched her over to just a mix of steel cut oats, lentils, and brown rice, as I hadn't made feed, expecting to be hand feeding for a few days.

Her droppings switch every few hours from frozen yogurt consistency to just colored water. I have given her a small amount of yogurt for probiotics, and am wondering what to do at this point. She is quite active, and curious and she has a huge appetite, so I don't think it is canker. I am going to be getting her a normal diet tomorrow, but I have fed other pigeons a similar mix with no issues.

On the topic of feeds, I prefer to buy everything at local markets and mix my own feed, as the only place I can get a pigeon feed is online, which sucks if I run out. Usually, I do a mix of oats, barley, split peas, lentils, quinoa, millet, hemp seeds, brown rice, and any other blends they might have on sale. Anything I should add?

Since she has shown an interest in fresh vegetables, i'll prob carry on with that, however, I want to be sure she is ok with the droppings.
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Astrodragon Astrodragon is offline
Posted 8th June 2019, 10:56 PM
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I also wanted to add that I noticed her droppings seemed very "foamy" also
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Ladygrey Ladygrey is offline
Posted 11th June 2019, 04:43 AM
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Veggies can make sloppy poops, I would add a wild bird seed geared toward doves.
Make sure he or she has a calcium supplement.
Then take your pet to the vet and have a stool check.
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