Bird Diarrhea

Bird Diarrhea

  • The normal droppings of birds are made up of three components: a clear colorless liquid (urine), a solid white substance (uric acid), and a solid dark substance (feces).
  • The consistency of the droppings will vary according to the tithe species of the bird. Seed-eating birds have drier, firmer droppings than nectar-eating birds, whose faces are of fluid consistency. Birds eating succulent green vegetables or plants will have softer, greener droppings.
  • Stress caused by transportation or confinement in a small cage of a wild or aviary bird may cause the droppings to be of a more fluid consistency.
  • Diarrhea in birds can be caused by an inadequate diet, worms, infection, or poisoning.


  • The droppings are of a fluid-like consistency.
  • The bird may be lethargic, fluffed up, and/or experience loss of appetite.
  • The feathers around the vent may be stained or matted with faces.


  • Check to see that the diarrhea is not associated with the change of diet. There are numerous causes of diarrhea.
  • Some of these can only be diagnosed in a veterinary laboratory examination of the droppings.
  • Whilst the cause is being diagnosed, isolate the bird from other birds to prevent the spread of infection.
  • Keep the bird warm, provide fluids to prevent dehydration, and temporarily remove the bird’s food.


  • Isolate a bird immediately after you notice the symptoms of diarrhea.
  • Clean the cage or aviary and contents thoroughly with boiling water or an antiseptic wash.
  • Wash your hands after treating a sick bird or cleaning a bird’s cage to prevent possible infection of yourself or another bird.
  • Wash all fruit, vegetables, and plants thoroughly in water to remove any traces of pesticides before feeding the tithe bird.

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