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Look Who’s Squawking

by DFS-Pet-Blog on October 2, 2009

Kiwi, my maroon-bellied male conure, has always found a way to “impress” me, although usually not with his intelligence. That was until he learned a great new trick!

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Part two of Contessa’s health scare. We’ll continue to monitor Contessa’s droppings regularly as part of a routine health checklist. It’s a dirty job, but an important one.


As a bird owner, I find that I spend a lot of time looking at poop. Let me explain. Changes to parrot droppings (as in most animals) are often a good indicator that something has gone amiss. Parrots are notoriously good at hiding any health problems, so by the time you start to notice a visible change, it’s usually not a good thing.