4.5 month old male eclectus started moaning loud when he sees me
(SIlver Spring, MD )
Hello, I recently acquired a red-sided Eclectus about 5 months old, named Chu-Chu, from a breeder. I have been with him for 2 weeks and he had his first vet visit a few days ago, labs pending. I was just told he looks on the lean side (351 gms) and I should try pellets, not just veggies-fruit and eggs. He has been extremely friendly from day 1 and responds to "step up" etc. He is trying my fingers but we worked on that and it's happening less.
What I noticed in the past 5 days is that he does a constant moaning sound eh- eh -eh when I'm around at night. It happened about 1.5 weeks ago, I ignored it with a lot of effort and it went away. Now its more loud and pronounced when my friends are in the same room. I had to cover the cage was past 10 pm both occasions to quiet him down.
During the day he doesn't do it. Just a soft moaning type sound. He has a variety of toys and plays with them when I'm not around I know it because he chews on them, trims his beak etc and I guess he is eating well because he at least half empties three trays and poops all the time.
I'm afraid that if I start giving into the loud moaning he will do it intentionally to force me to deal with him whenever he wants to. Still waiting for the vet's lab results. Any similar experiences?