Good morning and happy new year all! I’m new here and have a green wing macaw that I’m told is 2 yrs old however she is showing extreme hormonal signs. She is not egg laying but she has been very “bitey”, trying to climb to the floor and regurgitates on EVERYTHING! Examples would be toys, perches, towels, ropes and even her own wings. She was masturbating on her wing for about 2 wks and is and appears to have been for quite some time destroying her wing feathers. She’s not plucking them but bites them off. She’s unable to fly as a result and doesn’t even have enough of them left to glide so she falls off of things. A friend recommended an implant that will stop the nesting behavior and possibly relieve the anxiety resulting in her not destroying her wings. Has anyone else had these problems and if so what did you find helps. She is on a good diet of raw vegetables, nuts and a good pellet. She is also getting 12 hours of sleep every night.
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