Corella squawking

I have a beautiful corella, that has become a little obsessive. I can't leave my house with out him squawking, now I can't sleep in my own bed or even go to the bathroom or leave a room. The sound of my voice used to help with this.. But now it just makes him sqwark louder. Please help I'm so very tired. Stef

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Aug 08, 2013
Corella squawking
by: Angela

I had the same problem with my bird. I couldn't leave the room without her screaming for me. And I'm sure she screamed when I wasn't home, too. You are part of the flock and she calls out when she doesn't see you. You need to establish a routine and be repetitive with your actions. Every morning I uncover the cage, clean it and give her breakfast. She spends her time eating and watching me work on the computer. When I leave the house, I put the radio on to keep her company. If I do something in another room, I tell her that I have to shower or wash dishes, etc. She still does call out occasionally to make sure I'm still around. After I feed her lunch, we spend time together talking, petting and some treats. She has a play gym that she spends time on too. She tells me when she wants to go to bed so I give her dinner and a kiss goodnight and cover her up. It's the same thing, day in and day out. Obviously you might not have the time to do exactly what I do, so you need to work out the routine to suit your lifestyle. As long as you are consistent, you will notice a change for the better.

Aug 08, 2013
Stop bird from squawking
by: Tracie

You will need to spend time training your corella to use a different method to get your attention, and you will need to have a set time that you give your bird attention too.

I have articles on this Parrot Training page link and there are numerous courses and books on training birds. Your bird WILL need a way to get your attention, you need to decide what is acceptable and teach it that method. I could be saying a word, ringing a bell or whatever. The articles at the link above will help you.

Also, give the bird consistent attention at certain times of the day. Like, when you feed the bird in the morning and after it sees you put your dish in the sink after dinner or something like that. Something it can count on, something consistent.

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