How do I get my Moluccan Cockattoo to stop screaming?
Moluccan Cockatoo rescue
HI. I just got my new pal. He is an 8 year old Moluccan Cockatoo that came to me from a rescue center.
He is just beautiful, loving, talking, but when I leave the room for 2 minutes to dump the trash even he starts screeching like he is being tourtered.
The guy at the rescue center said that he does scream. I asked him why my new friend screams and he said "because he can." I would imagine my guy is use to being in an aivary with other birds and thinks that that is acceptable behavior.
My new frind came for out of state in a carrier and when I went to the cargo department of the airline the people said "he is one fiesty bird". I said what ARE you talking about. I have movies of him and word from the vet that he is a lover and just wants all the attention he can get.
When I looked inside his carrier he was all the way against the back with his feathers up and he was hissing!
I think he was just scared. I took him out to my car in his carrier, said hi to him in a soothing voice, (I didn't know if he would bit me) opened the door and he came running out right in to my lap and wanted to cuddle with me.
I have had him for 2 days now and when I am on the computer for hours at a time he likes to sit quietly right on the arm of my chair and just look at me. Of course I take a break every few minutes to talk to him and to scratch his neck which he just loves.
So, what is the screeching all about? Since he was screeching every time I left the room and he could't see me I had to let him sit on the shower curtain rod while I took a shower so the neighbors wouldn't hear him. He actually seems to like it up there. I know he likes his new home. I live in Hawaii and he came from the cold country. New surroundings? New home? New noises?