Quote: Originally Posted by JBassset
Just remembered that last night I also noticed something that made me sad: He hides food he likes when you give it to him in the hopes he'll get more.
His previous owner only fed him twice a day and left him with nothing to snack on in between. So he's taken to stashing his "treats" hoping he'll get another one. I'd call it food anxiety if I had to name it.
He's unsure of new food but he'll usually taste it and will reply with "YUM" if he likes it. Mangoes were a HUGE hit.
It's amazing to me that he didn't completely pluck himself naked! No toys, food anxiety, poor diet...
That makes me want to cry, the food stashing. This bird was HUNGRY. I'm so glad you have him in your care.