Grumpy African Grey
I have an african grey, nearly 4 months old, Blue. I actually think im in love. :)
He loves kutches (hugs) and often falls asleep with me. Hes brilliant at being handled and regularly is by several people not just me.
Today he started grinding his beak for the first time and im a little worried as he has been slightly aggressive in his behaviour and voice also - he has never tried to bite at all before now.
For the first time since ive had him (over a month now) i was rather busy yesterday and im also quite poorly with tonsilitus so have had minimum contact with him until literally just now.
Have noticed the last 2 days he seems to be itching / scratching around his head a few times - is this normal?
I have 2 large cages for Blue, 1 in my room where he sleeps and a large one in the living room for during the day - (i work from home). He has just started using this one downstairs with me as i have had building work done in the kitchen and I wanted to ensure he was safe from fumes and dust etc so stayed in my room with him upstairs whilst all of this was being done.
He has a very balanced diet with his complete food, some seeds (which he is manic about) with plenty of vegetables and some fruit.
He still sleeps on one foot and is cleaning himself regularly and everything else appears normal - am i just being paranoid and is Blue just being grumpy with me? Or do i need to be worried and go see the vet with Blue?
Any advice gratefully received :)