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African Grey displaying hormonal behavior but eating very little


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Hello!

My guys (or gal, not sure of the sex) has been acting a little on the hormonal side with a heavy emphasis on the regurgitation, theyve been playing and chatting as normal but the last day or so hasn't been eating much. They'll eat some blue berries but has gone completely off their kibble (ZUPREEM fruit blend). Could the appetite change be related to hormones? We went to the vet 2 months ago for this and my guy came up clean.  But I noticed the last time seemed to coincide with more hormonal kinds of behavior. Putting them to be a little earlier seemed to be the fix weirdly enough. 

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

 

 

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I agree with Greytness.  And yeah, it may well be hormones.  Yours may be going through puberty.  Be careful how you handle and touch your guy/gal in case it's hormones -- you don't want to make things worse!

That said, Greys can suddenly refuse a favorite food -- mine has mostly gone off grapes. 

But with the info you shared - I suspect it is nothing serious.  Hormones may well explain it all -- esp if the regurgitating is a new thing.  I would expect (with new puberty/hormones) he/she may suddenly develop a close relationship to a favorite toy, or the other parrot, or to you.  Hence my advice to be careful in how you handle or touch him/her.  

[Greys are complex creatures -- you may never know why the diet has changed.  Keep offering healthy foods!  The main thing is keeping an eye on your guy/gal, making sure there is no weight loss or signs/symptoms of illness.   I mean, if things continue and he's actually losing weight, another vet visit may be called for.  But I'd guess it's probably just puberty/hormonal changes.

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