The Urates is a white chalky paste...sometimes light cream colored.
The feces should be tubular and have solid form to indicate good canary health. A more liquid form would indicate diarrhea.
The color of the feces differs depending on diet. The typical seed and greens diet will produce green feces. If your bird has been eating strawberries or red pellets he may have red feces. Blackberries or blueberries will produce black feces.
If you see black feces that cannot be explained by diet, your canary may have Melena...intestinal bleeding. Check the feces for worms. Take your canary to the vet as soon as possible if you can afford it.
Make it a habit to..
Look at your canary's droppings everyday...
Do it when you feed or change water. If a change occurs you'll be able to notice the difference.
If you suspect your canary has some form of intestinal distress like diarrhea you can try a probiotic. It provides soothing relief for intestinal distress and is a source of live naturally occurring microorganisms to aid in healthy digestion.
For more on how to "LISTEN" to your canary's body language and how to recognize subtle symptoms see CanaryBirdLISTENING.com The next logical question is, "How do we treat our sick canaries?"
You must make him comfortable. Then you can administer some very important medicines and supplements. Don't miss this next page on treatment--> Click here to learn more about treating your sick bird.
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