A recent post said:

Small parrots poop much more frequently than large parrots.

Is that actually true? If so why?

2 Answers 2


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.


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'.
  • 2
    This answer could be improved with a reference or two. As written it sounds like an opinion reflecting what is quoted in the question. Commented Aug 3, 2018 at 8:33

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.