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  What do loose droppings indicate?

Loose droppings are a sure sign that something is off in the gut within the digestive system. The problems can be caused by viruses such as adenovirus, circo-virus, PMV, or pox. They can be caused by bacteria such as salmonella, e-coli, or even worm infestations. Over-medication can also place stress on a bird and cause loose droppings as can hard racing and hard training.

Good droppings should be firm, about the size of an acorn, have a brownish color, tipped in white. The color depends upon the feed that the bird is getting.

Loose droppings can be mushy, slimy, almost pure water, lime green, dark green, or yellow. Each color indicates a different condition.