Green cheek throwing up, tearing feathers and paper
(Hanover, md usa)
I have a 5 year old greencheek conure. In December he started to tear his chest feathers. I took him to the vet and she said he is healthy and could be dry skin or he is bored. He stopped but about 2 weeks ago he started to tear up his paper at the bottom of his cage and throw up. He throws up on a curtain spot in his hut and he throws up on me. I believe he is throwing up on his perch too.
He has started to tear at this chest feathers again and now chewing on his tail feather ends. He seems very active and normal but I was concerned last night when his stool looked dry. I never had him sexed but assumed he was male because he never laid an egg. Can you help me to figure out what's wrong with him. I'm starting to think he is a she. But I'm also scared he is sick.