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Why Is Bird Poo White ?
« on: 16/07/2008 16:55:04 »
Dear All,

This is serious topic for which I am sure the results will be required reading in all schools.

See this collage of bird poo ?



Quality !


(I'm just glad cows don't fly  ;D)


Notice how non-brown it is ?.....why's that then ?....why is bird poo mostly white ?




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« Reply #1 on: 16/07/2008 17:30:06 »
Actually Neil, you may be surprised to hear that bird poo isn't white!  The poo is the lumpy brown bit you can sometimes see in the middle, and the white stuff is actually bird wee - they excrete uric acid instead of urine to save on water loss.

Reptiles (like my tortoise at home) do the same thing!
 

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« Reply #2 on: 18/07/2008 21:57:01 »
Actually Neil, you may be surprised to hear that bird poo isn't white!  The poo is the lumpy brown bit you can sometimes see in the middle, and the white stuff is actually bird wee - they excrete uric acid instead of urine to save on water loss.

Reptiles (like my tortoise at home) do the same thing!

I am surprised !!....So the white stuff is bird lemonade !

Do all birds poo/wee like this ?...what about an Ostrich ?

THANK YOU very much Ben
 

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« Reply #3 on: 18/07/2008 22:13:45 »
I had to clean up the cage of an ostrich for a while... the poo is bigger, a bit less fluid than other Bird-poos and it is a lot more, but besides that, its the same ;-)
 

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« Reply #4 on: 19/07/2008 13:22:41 »
Thank Ewe atrox

Awesome !! cleaning up a cage of an ostrich eh ?

Boy, they must have one hell of a perch and one giant mirror !!




here's me riding an ostrich !



 

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« Reply #5 on: 20/07/2008 11:35:20 »
Hee hee.. I love that piccy! Cool!

I find a lot of the birdies round here drop Brownish, purplish,red poo filled with berries then covered with the white splash!
 

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« Reply #6 on: 21/07/2008 02:04:03 »
I find a lot of the birdies round here drop Brownish, purplish,red poo filled with berries then covered with the white splash!

Very Jackson Pollock
 

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