My tiel Fiona lost her cage mate a week ago. I have been monitoring her and have noticed these changes:
-Her droppings are different- either they are very small or they are very watery. She usually has very normal droppings. She also seems to poop more often, but they are small poops.
-She has started walking around the bottom of her cage a lot. She does not sit there like a sick bird, but kind of wanders around, sometimes picking at the poop down there. I tried to do some online research and I read that "pacing" on the bottom could be sign of emotional issues and a lonely bird. She isn't pacing though, just walking around.
Could this be her looking for her mate? Any idea how long it takes for a tiel to grieve the loss of her mate? I am planning to get a new tiel at some point but didn't want to rush it. I am worried about her emotional health though.
Thanks for any advice.