My rehomed African Grey will not eat or drink like she should
by Angela Chamberlin
I just purchased a CAG. She was used as a breeder at her previous home. The owner Kept all her birds in a shed with no sunlight or anything, and she fed them seed mix. I traded a breeder pair a Nanday Conures for her, as I wanted a single companion bird.
She is a little shy. She will not come to me all all, but she will venture out of her cage and occasionally play with her toys. I have had her for almost a week now. The problem I am having is she will not hardly eat or drink at all. I see her occasionally pick up a nut or sunflower seed, (which is all Iv'e gotten her to touch) but that it. I think I have only seen her drink water 3 times since Iv'e had her. I am really stating to worry. I have offered her seeds, pellets and all sorts of veggies and fruits, whole grain bread, and pasta but she dosen't want any of it.
Now she seems to be less active. She sits in one spot most of the time. I have no avain vets in my area, and no money to see one until after the 1st of next month. (live on a fixed income) I would try to hand feed her but she won't let me near her.