I work for AC and my coworkers picked up a gorgeous Crested Helmet over the weekend. It is not banded and an ad is going in tomorrow's paper in the case that there is a worried owner. In the meantime, I've got a few questions! First of all, what's the best thing to feed this guy? All we had in the office was parakeet food so that's what it has been eating. Does s/he need grit? If so, is chicken or parakeet grit alright? Next, this bird's droppings are VERY GREEN and pretty runny. I read that this can be a dietary issue but I am concerned. My coworkers put the pigeon right next to our parakeet cage (because they apparently don't understand the concept of quarantine and I wasn't there to correct this) and this morning I came in to a deceased parakeet. Prior to the pigeon moving in next door our parakeets were very healthy and are quite young. I'm wondering if coccidiosis is the culprit and there was cross contamination during feeding/watering without washing hands in between cages. Should I treat for cocci? What should I use? I have Corid for my chickens.... After we figure out what's going on with this cool guy and, if needed, treat him and make sure he doesn't have an owner looking we will find him an appropriate home. How do you suppose he ended up outside? Are Helmets used for racing? Think he ended up off track? Are they generally pet birds? I find it odd that this one is not banded. Anyways, any help would be much appreciated!