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Re: Red Belly Behavior

Posted by Wanda on 7/28/07
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    On 7/22/07, Sheila wrote:
    > I'm not sure how often babies poop - how old is your's? Gizmo is
    > supposed to be a little over six months and he doesn't poop every
    > five minutes. I haven't actually timed it, but I bet he can go 10
    > to 15 minutes, maybe more. I know he generally holds it at night as
    > there is hardly ever any waste in his sleep cage and always a big
    > blob of it in the morning in his day cage. I don't know anything
    > about training a bird to hold its poop...but I've heard certain
    > species can be taught to do this. It seems like the blue headed
    > pionus I had pooped about every five minutes or so - that's one of
    > the many reasons I went with a poicephalus breed, as I had read they
    > hold it longer! Frequent pooping probably would have somthing to do
    > with diet - I've noticed the more liquidy the food, the more
    > frequent and runny the poop! : >

    Sheila,
    My baby Desin is about 16 weeks old now. He poops every five minutes,
    but I suppose as he gets older that time will be longer. I've read
    that most birds can hold their poop for approx. 20 minutes. Thank you
    soooo much for responding. I look forward to hearing from you. My baby
    is adjusting well. We did have to determine who is head of the flock.
    Now he loves to sit on my chest and cherp his little heart out.