This article was originally published in our Newsletter of July 2010. PDF is here.
We first tried foraging after our blue-crown conure started feather chewing. Our avian vet suggested we try foraging as a way to distract him from his tasty feathers.
NOTE: Many birds will start eating healthier foods if they can see the food in full-spectrum lighting. Birds can actually see nutrition in their food, with proper lighting. In low light, they cannot even see in color.