Hello, everyone! Here’s a poop guide that I hope will help you as much as it has helped me. All these charts were made by Susanne Russo. So please, please leave the credits on the charts if you share them with others. She has many more on her website here: https://www.justcockatiels.net/droppings.html
and here is where all the charts are together in their best quality if you want to save them individually: http://tinypic.com/useralbum.php?ua=...K6%2FC5g%3D%3D
These are the ones I liked best and thought fit what we all look for when examining our bird’s poops. Please remember, this is a GUIDE. If you suspect your parrotlet (or any other bird) has parasites, a bacterial infection, etc., only a vet can tell you for sure. These just help you to know if their poop looks normal or if something may be wrong. In which case, they need to be seen by an avian vet.
The two charts below this paragraph are my favorite. If you only want two pictures of bird poop on your phone, these are the ones to have. Diet changes their poop a lot and frequently. With our little parrotlets, food travels through them pretty fast. A quick summary of poop changes due to diet: seed – solid and green, pellets – solid and brown or color of the dye, veggies – watery and green, fruits – watery and color of the fruit, balance of everything – solid and dark green or brown.
Birds have random weird poops all the time. If you have one strange poop, don’t panic. Take a picture and set up paper towels beneath where your bird will poop. Watch their poop over the next 2-3 hours and see if it is a consistent change. If they consistently have abnormal poops, then it’s time to get concerned. If the poop immediately goes back to normal after that one strange poop, then you can relax. When in doubt, have a vet check it out!