Green Cheek conure Shredding his Tail Feathers
We have recently rescued a lost Green Cheek Conure who is approximatley 2 yrs old. He was very affectionate and cudly when we picked him up. He has been very afraid of toys, large logs, and well anything bigger than his head. He does not play with toys at all and just sits either on the highest brance in his play cage or on your shoulder. We also have a 9 month old Alex who lives in the same area. Both birds have their own play cage and sleep cage as well as their own gyms. Due to the size difference we have different areas for them however they talk to each other accross the room. Within the last week the Conure has begun to shred his tail feathers at first i thought he was preening however now his tail feathers are shreded almost to the point that some are now non existant. i am really worried as this may be stress related and i want him to be happy. Is there any advice for how we can stop this behaviour. I have tried to get his attention on small toys and other things which does not seemed to have worked and also left the room when he does it so that he does not think it attracts attention. I am desperate for some help and advice as he has become a member of the family.