Noisy Baby Conure
(Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia)
Hi. I recently adopted a 5 week old green cheek conure. He is starting to eat pellets and fresh fruit and I am handfeeding him baby formula morning and evening. We have had him for less than a week. On the second day we had him he started to screech whenever I walk into his room where he is. He is kept in our spare room. I don't want to encourage negative behavior or deprive him of anything he needs.
He will jump on my hand if I put it in the cage but still screech. He will screech non stop after his formula as well. I'm at a loss for what I am doing wrong, whether this is normal and what I should do. As soon as I leave the room he will screech a little bit more and then be quiet. By screech, it is a loud 'chirp, chirp, chirp' non-stop. I would greatly appreciate any advice.