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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-12-2012, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
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Obsessive behaviour?

Starling my little creamino linnie has always been a bit strange, but for a while now, she has this obsessive eating behaviour, she NEVER (well almost never) never stops eating, or leaving the food bowl. My first instinct says worms, but shes not underweight, and I don't see any worms in her poop.

She also possesses the food bowl, which might be a precursor to what she is doing also, but she's always been a bit behaviorally odd, but we have known forever that she has HUGE possession issues, not with humans, but she possesses anything she can, tents, toys, bowls, it does not matter what it is.

I'm just wondering if I should take her to the vet, it is odd, maybe she was born with a brain issue or something. She does also feed the budgie, which makes me wonder if its a hormonal issue from her breeding season

anyone have any advice apart from the vet? I just want to know if this is something serious I should be worrying about, or if its just a quirk of an already really wierd and disturbed bird.

none of the others do this, and I just was wondering if anyone else has had something like this happen with their birds before I go spend a huge chunk of change on her... cause the avian vet here is excellent, just expensive, as all vets are.

Oh and also, her food is: Chin Ridge Budgie premium seeds, tropican cockatiel pellets, roudybush californian mix, and fresh veggies and fruit. Poop looks completely normal.

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While I cannot help with why!
A simple Poop and Gram Stain could be a start.
Most vets will do this if you just take in a fresh poop.
Or go with a full vet check, just to see if they can pick up on something.

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