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A recent post said:

Small parrots poop much more frequently than large parrots.

Is that actually true? If so why?

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From my personal experience, the answer to your question is yes. As fmorales mentioned within their answer, the smaller the bird the faster the food gets digested. I have also read and know for a fact that a budgie will usually poop every 15 mins and while an amazon can poop around 30-45 minutes. I have taken care of a Red Lored Amazon Parrot and multiple budgies(american Parakeet) within my life.

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Yes, little birds poop more often than big birds.There are several reasons.

  • The smaller the bird, the faster the metabolism
  • Smaller birds have have faster transit time though the intestines
  • Little birds have a smaller 'holding tank'.
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    This answer could be improved with a reference or two. As written it sounds like an opinion reflecting what is quoted in the question. – James Jenkins Aug 3 '18 at 8:33

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