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ok, the latest Q from psychoboy2.........................

(105 Posts)
psychomum5 Sat 02-Aug-08 21:12:04

why do birds have white poo???

is it true that it is not 'poo', it is in fact the birds wee???

inquiring minds again need to know

copingvquietly Sat 02-Aug-08 21:13:56

It is their way of getting rid of the nitrogen-containing waste products that result from natural protein metabolism. Mammals (e.g. humans) get rid of this waste in the form of urea in the urine. It takes a lot of water to dissolve the urea. It is believed that birds and other non-mammals try to conserve water by excreting the nitrogen-containing waste product in the form of uric acid. This is the white stuff. Birds only need to lose small amounts of water with the uric acid, compared to the amount lost in our urine. So it is actually not their poop, but their pee.

there!!! bamboozle him grin

psychomum5 Sat 02-Aug-08 21:15:01

you just bamboozled ME!!!


<<so, where did you cut and paste that one from then??wink>>

whoops Sat 02-Aug-08 21:15:56

Ask him if birds have white poo what is purple/red that lands on on my car and windows on occassions grin

psychomum5 Sat 02-Aug-08 21:16:02

and DH is sat reading this with a shock face, and head went <<thud>>

psychomum5 Sat 02-Aug-08 21:16:55

DH is also asking if that next time we can have it in 'parents of five with no brain matter left' words.


copingvquietly Sat 02-Aug-08 21:17:34

shockwhat are you insinuating mrs psycho


MrsSnape Sat 02-Aug-08 21:22:06

Snakes have white, solid wee ... No idea why blush

psychomum5 Sat 02-Aug-08 21:23:29

nothing at all......just very big words, very quickly....tis better to believe you cut and paste than to think that my brain has really died that much.

<<sigh, I used to have a brain>>

Bronze Sat 02-Aug-08 21:23:48

Something like one in ten bird poos is a different consistancy.

copingvquietly Sat 02-Aug-08 21:24:45

what big words lol

actuallly PMSL!!grin

copingvquietly Sat 02-Aug-08 21:40:52

ok ok.i copy and pasted

<hangs head in shame>
<actually doesnt care because she has wine>grin


psychomum5 Sat 02-Aug-08 21:42:25

<<psycho chanting she knew, she knew>>


<<also not caring due to the wine!!!>>

DontNeedAnything Sat 02-Aug-08 21:42:54


I know this one..

Please miss (stretches hand in air as high as can be), please miss, canI answer this one....???

copingvquietly Sat 02-Aug-08 21:44:16

am now going to maje it my job to think about bloody dificult question for psycho to answergrin

psychomum5 Sat 02-Aug-08 21:44:30

please tell me in simple language.

my brain died several years ago.

I cannot do big words!!!


copingvquietly Sat 02-Aug-08 21:45:32


DontNeedAnything Sat 02-Aug-08 21:47:49


CVQ was right in everything she said.

Basically birds only have 1 hole called a cloaca (or something like that). Their poo and wee accumulates there and kind of forms 1 waste product as opposed to the 2 that humand produce. I think that it basically falls out of the bird when it reaches a critical mass (although I may be dreaming that one).

CVQ is right in that it is white as it is mostly uric acid as opposed to urea. It goes dark in teh summer when the birds have been eating berries as the colour of the berries comes through teh digestive system.

No Googling or C&Ping involved.

copingvquietly Sat 02-Aug-08 21:52:32


ok you love reading so this is an easy one to start ok!!

Which famous writer died on his birthday???

psychomum5 Sat 02-Aug-08 21:54:09

thankyou for that more informative answer dontneedanything of my head, no googling....I reckon shakespear???

<<<crosses fingers>>>

DontNeedAnything Sat 02-Aug-08 21:54:22

Don't know the answer to that one anyway....

copingvquietly Sat 02-Aug-08 21:55:12


HUFF!hmmright more difficult one now then hahaha

DontNeedAnything Sat 02-Aug-08 21:55:23

I just wanted you to know that the bird doesn't deliberately aim and crap on's shit just becaomes too heavy for it to carry so it falls out grin

copingvquietly Sat 02-Aug-08 21:57:20

what is the latin name for scotland????

psychomum5 Sat 02-Aug-08 21:58:21

<<<twirling and giddy that psycho has a brain that still has some info>>>

<<psycho now nursing a very bruised head and sobbing as she has now lost all pervious retained info>>

don', birds don;t really aim and fire then???


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