eating a lot, not sleeping, and constantly scratching herself
hello! so recently (like since two days ago) our parakeet of about 4 years (we got her when she was 2 and a half) started eating constantly. Everytime we would look into her cage she would be by her food bin eating, whether we looked during the day or night. This is unusualy because we haven't seen her act this way before. Also we never see her sleep anymore. She has never been shy to sleep in front of us. Sometimes when she would be outside and we would be talking, so would just cuddle up and sleep. But now even in the middle of the night, she would be us just grooming herself, constantly!
What we tried to do so far: we limited her food supply, and today we even removed the food bin so she wouldn't be eating all througout the night. We let her drink however much though. I know they can survive a while without eating, but we don't plan on starving her. Just forcing her to stop eating constantly! We noticed that when she would sit fluffed up, her front chest will bulge out more than usual, but when we restrict her food and give her only to drink, the bulge becomes smaller so we think that helps, but we don't know for how long to do this.