African Grey picking belly
by Diane J
I have an African Grey-about 11 years old. He is always picking his belly. He has no down either on his belly. His diet is a toast with peanut butter and a combination of seed and pellets. He does like table food as well. He sometimes plays in his water bowl which is clean at all times. He does like ice in his water. He has been picking for a long time. I would love to stop this - I am thinking this is now a habit like nail bitting for people. I believe there is something you can purchase to put around their neck but then he would not be able to preen himself at all.
I have tried just pellets and avi bars as well. Do you have any suggestions??? We did bring him to a avi vet and everything was good except a calcium deficiency - this was a while ago.