That looks like Zupreem pellets (which are good) and some seeds. Did she buy that new, like he hadn't had that particular kind before? Maybe that caused the loose stool? Glad to hear that it looks better now thou. I know you should feed pellets all the time, too bad I didn't know this at first, my guys are stubborn, especially the keet's. They don't want to touch pellets. My tiels' pick at them. I can't get them totally converted, I would really like too.
I know Jodi, I hate us having to put a towel around Gizzy, all my other birds are fine, but he will literally take a chunk out of your skin if you don't put a towel around him, He bites SOO hard! It's unbelievable! It seems alot of time I cut the birdies nails, they just tend to bleed a little easier than other animals...just have that syptic powder on hand. It's good stuff and immediately stops it. I have heard flour does, too, but I have never tried it.
"next time I clip his nails, will the quick be far back enough again, so that I won't have to worry about it bleeding again?"
Hmm about that, Im not exactly sure.
Abe hates baths huh? Hmmmm, you said you misted him and he hissed, did u keep trying it for a minute? I think my tiels love being misted more than an actual *bath*. How about getting him out of the cage, on a toy play pen (or something he plays on he can perch on outside the cage) and try misting him there?
About taking showers with him, I don't know about that, yeah I would wonder about the water being too hot?
Anyone else out there try this? That idea about making a perch to go in the shower, thou is a great idea! I found one on Dr Fosters and Smith, too, to show you what one looks like. Or, like you said you could make one.
Yes, and if you don't feel comfortable about cutting Abe's nails, like Jodi said, you could take him somewhere to do it, too. I take my Umbrella to be done at a special birdie store sometimes, and sometimes we trim them ourselves. My vet also does it, too.
Hope I could help some!