Alexandrian parrot hanging from his beak and screaming only in my presence

by Abe
(UAE )

My Alexandrian parrot is about 8months I got him couple of days ago and he was separated from a female. He's friendly quiet and perfectly healthy and eats properly. But when ever I'm around him in the living room he hooks his beak to the top side of the cage and let's go of his feet and screams for house or for as long as I'm around. He gets quiet when I get close to him and feed him or when he's alone. So what is the least thing I can do to make him relax or quiet around me?

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Sep 13, 2011
Alexandrian parrot hanging from his beak and screaming only in my presence
by: Linda

This is complicated question and cannot be answered very well.

First of all, the living room is okay for bird until it is time for him to sleep. Birds need about 12 hours of darkness in which to rest and sleep each night. They need to be put to bed around 9pm or when dark. In summer, use a lightweight cover to keep out the light so they can sleep.

If your bird is staying up all hours in the living room, then he is not getting proper rest which will take its toll on a bird's health and well being. If this is the case, get another cage and allow him to get used to it by putting favorite toys in it during the day so he can have a pleasant experience with it. Once he seems comfortable with it, then you can put him in it when it's time to sleep. You can also get another cage just for the living room and let him sleep in the one he's used to which would be a better idea.

There is a reason for his behavior, and if this is new behavior, he needs to be examined by an Avian Vet in your area because sick birds will start up new or different behaviors when they don't feel well. Birds also cover their illness because in the wild, a sick or injured bird is a dead one. Flocks do not tolerate the sick or injured because they bring predators so flock members either kill the sick one or drive it out to die alone. Your parrot is an exotic wild animal and will always be so and will act as he would in the wild. Find an Avian Vet link

If the Avian Vet finds anything, they'll give you meds to get him well. Do not change the cages around until you see if he is sick or not.

He does need his rest and sleep, so sleeping area needs to be in a quiet place where there isn't any loud noises or people making noise. Our house is small, and our Amazons have their own room. They can hear TV a bit, but it does not bother them so long as they are in a quiet, dark place. We also cover them summer and winter for more privacy and security.

Let us know what Avian Vet has to say and how it's going,


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