Hi all, my 32 year old CAG started dumping his seed/ food (same seed we’ve been feeding him for over 30 years once we figured out which one he liked). He scoops it out of his bowl, and even holds the banana chips in the seed to scoop the food out! My father lived with us and passed in January 2022, and he started this behavior somewhere in July/ August 2022; my mom has been depressed (she is 90) & maybe he is picking up on the emotions; at first it was sporadic, but now it’s daily, and he pretty much is now primarily eating chicken, veggies, fruits, peanuts, and occasionally eats his high quality and very expensive seed. I wonder if they changed any processing of the food due to the supply chain issues that resulted from the pandemic?? He has always been given supplemental human food & treats, but his primary source of food has always been his seed. Another variable is that in October 2022, my mother-in-law (who was the person who hand fed and raised him out of the egg before she gave him to my husband) moved in with us. Our CAG remembers her well and has an affinity to her (imprinted), but since she is now on oxygen and has significant lung disease, she has limited interactions with him. The last 3 years have been pretty stressful since I work in healthcare and was slammed dealing with CoVid at work and home. So I know I’ve spent less time with both birds. Kids are now older (17 & 21) so they give the birds less attention as well. Does anyone have any ideas- am thinking this could be attention seeking? Or is he just stressed by all the changes? I am starting to get worried bc the majority of shells are going unshelled, so of course I feed him more human food and maybe he realizes that this behavior gets him more human food. My other CAG is 22 years old and she’s a plucker - but has been doing that. Not new. No changes in her behavior. Any advice is appreciated.