Do Quakers get constipated? This morning when I let them out, Clyde clambered onto his outside perch as usual, but instead of waving his foot at me, he squatted and nothing happened, and he seemed to be sort of straining. I picked him up and looked at his vent and it looks normal -- not irritated or puffy or anything -- and he gave me a morning kiss as usual and seemed all right. Last night he was pooping normally.
Of course, while I was trying to look Clyde over, Jade flew to my shoulder, pulled my hair, gave my shoulder a mighty chomp (you should see my bruise) and giggled. Um, Jade, Mommy loves you but now is not a good time, k?
Quaker Clyde; tiel Freddie; Rocky 'Too; dog, Jack; too many fish to list.
Parrots can get constipated. Sometimes, extra feedings of green vegetables can help-- watery ones like lettuce and celery greens are especially helpful. Grated carrots are supposed to be good too. If the constipation persists, it could mean a blockage, in which case a vet visit would be necessary. Hope Clyde will be back to normal and won't need to visit the vet.
Glad to hear that all systems are go again, so to speak.
Sometimes, especially when the weather was hot, George the YCA would have brief bouts with constipation. His vet said that he probably wasn't drinking quite enough water and to feed him more watery foods, like lettuce and watermelon. It always worked.