It's been a cloudy, miserable winter here in the valley, and Monty appears to be suffering from the "blahs" really badly this year, and just in general seems depressed (I know I am; she might also be picking up on that). Her appetite was extremely poor (she was barely touching her nutriberries and nuts, her favorite treats), and her energy levels were way down again. Took her to our AV, and Monty was given a few vitamin shots as well as a recommendation for full spectrum lighting. My usual supplier's website is down at the moment, but as soon as it's up I'll order in a FeatherBrite fixture for her and Ben. I'm also debating ordering in some avian probiotics. Can't hurt might help, right?
Monty perked up within 24 hours of the shots and her appetite is about back to normal, but if she starts to backslide again she's going to get her annual work up (wellness, bloodwork, fecal) done early this year. According to my kitchen scale she's holding steady at 420g, though she seems just slightly on the thin side. This time last year she was closer to 440, and her highest weight was a couple years ago at 460. She's exercising a lot more than she used to and has higher overall energy, which may account for the bulk of the weight loss. I'm having a hard time finding a pellet that she'll eat consistently, though she's definitely taking Zupreem (natural, macaw/cockatoo) better than Harrison's. Zupreem has all sorts of flavors and shapes available, so I'll keep experimenting.
Looking forward to warmer weather and some Sun! I know Monty misses our walks as much (and probably more) than I do. Don't worry - the little girl stays in her Pak-o-Bird unless we're inside.
It's almost warm enough now, as long as her backpack has it's fleece cover on... at least for short trips. That might cheer her up a bit - she hates being cooped up in the house all the time.