Thread from African Grey Parrot Lovers group on LinkedIn
I am thinking of decreasing the amount of pellets in her cup and make her look for them in her cage. This will keep her busy and a busy beak can’t pull feathers.
Also fresh air – I’m not sure where you are but I live in Indiana and try to put her in a travel cage and get her outside when the weather allows. This has helped alot this year.
Nancy, I use seeds in newspaper in cups almost exactly how you described! I am always trying to come up with new foraging ideas if you have anymore. We live in Buffalo. In the summer she gets a lot of fresh air. Much less in the winter. However, her plucking occurred in the late summer and has reduced in the winter so I don’t think it was a lack of fresh air. Someone mentioned that she could have been getting too much sunlight in the summer. Seemed strange