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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Crayonsmom, Aug 18, 2011.
Please tell me tomatoes can make duck poop look reddish. Otherwise something's wrong.
I fed my mallards chopped tomatoes and no red poop. Is this all you are feeding them? I only gave them chopped tomatoes and peas as a treat only.
Playing in dirt = brown poo
colored kitty food = colored poo
peas = green poo
tomatoes = red
yellow grower feed = yellow poo
Depends on how much they ate in one sitting, but yes, the foods can affect the poo color. I have gravel in my run that the poo sits on, and when I spray it off in the evening, I can all the colors of whatever they snacked on through the day.
I'm curious to see what color the melon poo will be, I just gave them half of a melon so I should have results in the next couple hours.
And beetroot = pink poop, pink water and pink everything.
The red tomato poop sounds normal to me. Sometimes I wonder if ducks spend anytime digesting their food at all. Mostly what comes out is just a pureed version of what went in
My mother came over one day and fed my whole flock some strawberries, without me knowing. The next day I was freaking out because there was red poo EVERYWHERE, I was so sure they were all dying until i mentioned it to her about them being "sick" and there was bloody red poo everywhere and she told me she had fed them strawberries, lol.
I felt like am idiot
LOL, sounds like me the first time I fed them watermelon.
And rockmelon (cantaloupe) makes orange poop.
That sounds like me, too, the first time we gave ours watermelon. Very scary seeing the red water in the pools. I thought for sure it was blood, until I remembered a post on here about it.
Yes, this evening I learned cantaloupe does make yellow.
Sometimes I wonder if ducks spend anytime digesting their food at all. Mostly what comes out is just a pureed version of what went in
Haha. I agree with you on that one! One time I few her some peaches and about 15 minutes later it came out, still smelling sort of like peaches.
I think the red poop was likely normal then! Thanks for everyone's input. She ate a good ammount of it; I was feeding little pieces as treats, and to stop her from jumping up to grab my sandwich.
I was definitely worried it might be blood! But it's definitely not. The duckling's most recent poop has looked pretty normal, so it had to be the tomato. Ewww.
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