Taco

Signalment:   14 yo domestically bred yellow-nape Amazon parrot, DNA-sexed male

History:   Owner attempted to convert Taco, who had eaten only sunflower seeds for 14 years, to a pelleted diet.  The owner removed all seed and fed only pellets for five days.  The owner thinks Taco may only have eaten a few pellets during that time.  The bird has never been sick and has never been to a veterinarian.  The owner reports that the bird has had one day of lethargy, increased water in the droppings and that the "white stuff" in the droppings has turned greenish.

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Last updated : 5/31/03