My quaker parrot started chewing her feathers in january 2008. I took her to a vet who thought that she was chewing out of frustration for wanting to breed. she has had liver problems, but was doing really well over the summer, she chewed on the feathers on her legs, but was looking good besides that.
She has once again started chewing she has chewed alot off of her chest, some on her wings and legs. I feed her the mazuri pellet and I also feed her scrambled eggs with paprika on them. I also maked muffins with the jiffy mix, I add apple, peanut butter, oats, zucchini, and carrots.
I rotate her toys regularly, and I give her lots of attention. I mist her every other day. I tried using a humidifier last year but it didn't seem to change anything. I am going to try this again, beginning tonight. She is chewing quickly and I am finding little piles of feathers in her cage all of the time. If you could help me in any way I'd appreciate it. I am careful about not having anything toxic around her. I don't know what to do anymore.