My cockatiel is squawking and I cannot figure out why!
(Boulder City, NV, US)
Whenever I first get my cockatiel, Rooster, out of the cage, he starts squawking after a minute and doesn't stop. I have no idea why since he has food and water at all times and his perch is in the same location that it always is and I'm usually doing nothing unfamiliar to him. Even when I pick him up he doesn't stop. Nothing seems to help. This is very frustrating to me, so I'll usually listen to it, hoping that he'll stop, until I just can't bare it anymore and put him in his cage for a time out.
Sometimes after a few minutes to himself he'll stop other times he'll need another time out session. He is used to everyone in the house, we don't usually have anyone over, and any other time of the day he is completely content. He is out of his cage the majority of the day and is a pretty happy and sweet bird. Does anyone have any ideas what could be going on? This is a daily thing and drives me crazy!