My Quaker named Gilligan is turning 12yo in April. I have had him since he was 3 months old. He eats the Zupreem Natural pellets and gets an occasional seed bowl with dried fruits mixed in. Every morning he gets a nice chunk of fruit such as apple, orange, grape etc. Every night he gets some veggies but they have to be cooked. He does not like raw vegetables.
About 4-5 months ago he started just taking tiny bite after tiny bite of his pellets. He will just eat for hours at a time. He isn't eating anymore then what he has always eaten. Before he would be able to eat a single pellet in a short time now he will eat that same pellet but for a minute or two then grab another. His weight is at 111 grams.
About a month ago I started noticing that he will open his mouth like he is regurgitating his food from his crop but then just shake his head real hard almost like he is choking or unable to get anything out of his crop. I have felt around his crop and I can't feel anything in there. It's never really full nothing like when he was being hand fed formula when he was a baby.
His mood has not changed which I know parrots would rarely show it. But just outside of this eating issue he has seemed fine.
I know most would just recommend going to the vet which I am planning on just wondering if anyone else here has seen or heard of a similar situation and what his problem could possible be.