My parrot lets off a friendly high pitched noise its hurting my mum's ears badly, how can we stop this?
Rima is a Meyers Parrot and is a couple of years old. She has done it for a while, she does it randomly and we have tried posative re-enforcement when she's quiet and that didnt work, (its wrong i know but) we have also tried negative re-enforcement by tapping the cage when she does it to show she gets a scare if she does it but, she does it all the more, when she is praised again for being quiet but she does it when she is getting attention aswell. Its like a dog whistle that you can hear. Its driving us all nuts. She still hasnt got the point. Its getting so frequent, we're at the point of getting rid of her and we dont want to because she is lovely and friendly but the screaming chirp is really painfull. I had it right in my ear once when near her cage and had a ringing ear for an hour or two. please what can we do? I dont want to get rid of her and my mum especialy as its her bird.