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Rosie
12-17-2018, 03:08 PM
Hi, I noticed today that one of my budgieís vent has become stained green because of feces, and every couple of seconds heíll open his mouth. I originally thought he was adjusting his crop but heís not closing his eyes or stretching his neck, heís also been doing it for a long time. I did switch to a new food the other week but heís only just started showing signs so I donít think itís that. Can some people please give me some ideas of what it could be? Iíve already contacted the regular vet and asked if anyone specialises in birds and Iím waiting for a reply. Apart from the mouth opening and dirty vent, he is acting normally.
Thanks.

LPC
12-17-2018, 04:23 PM
I don't know what country you live in, but most vets should know about budgies as part of their training. Your first port of call must be a vet, for an examination at first hand.

However, this web page may help you:
https://pets.thenest.com/mean-budgie-vent-dirty-10970.html

From that page: "Green-stained vents often mean poor quality feed and usually appear within 24 hours of eating new food. Providing healthier food should make symptoms disappear."

I repeat that you should take your budgie to a vet for a check-up, to be sure. Keep us posted!

Rosie
12-17-2018, 04:35 PM
Ok, will do.

Rosie
12-17-2018, 11:37 PM
Good news: heís stopped and I think his dropping have gone back to normal! I think he may have eaten something that didnít agree with his stomach.

LPC
12-18-2018, 04:29 AM
That's good to hear! I hope that you will remain an active member of this forum.