9 Week Old CAG is Whining

by Lisa
(Bradenton, FL)

My 9 week old African Grey makes this high pitched, but not screeching, just low in tone whiney sound to me sometimes, sometimes it seems to happen when he might be scared, during and right after he's eaten or when he is asking for some love and attention, but, I can't figure out why he's doing it for sure.

Sometimes he does it while he's snuggling with me too.

This picture was taken when he was just 6 weeks old! :)
Any answers?

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Oct 14, 2010
by: Anonymous

Are you hand feeding? 9 weeks old is very young to be eating a healthy diet on its own. I hope your breeder fully weaned this little one before selling. I would have my doubts......

Oct 13, 2010
9 Week Old CAG is Whining
by: Linda

Your bird is barely weaning age and is still very much a baby. He is making baby noises, and when they are afraid or hungry, they will make baby sounds sometimes loud so they can be heard and helped.If he is not eating enough, he will cry all the time because he needs to be fed. If he is sick, he will do the same thing plus be unable to eat enough. Baby birds sometimes revert back to being babies needing to be handfed, so make sure he is eating enough food.

Also make sure he is eating high quality organic pellets which can be found here. All seed diets are very low quality nutrition and birds never get all the protein, vitamins and minerals they need to grow. Your bird is still young enough to get it onto a healthy diet so he can grow up big and strong like he should be.

Here is a link about making change from seeds to pellets written by an Avian Vet

Switching Birds to Pellets article

Also, if your bird has not been examined and weighed by an Avian Vet in your driving area, then make an appointment and get him in there right away. It is not uncommon for baby birds to suffer from bacterial infections, and this would be a perfect time to make sure he is the correct weight for his age and is healthy.Do this before making any changes in diet, and do this to make sure he is at the right weight. He will die if he is not getting what he needs in food each day. Take him ONLY to an Avian Vet and not a regular dog and cat vet because they do not know anything about what birds should weigh, what they should eat or how to treat infections.


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