Noisy Baby Conure

by Ashleigh
(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.

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Oct 12, 2011
Noisy baby conure
by: Michele

My green cheek Squaks when I come home from work, or if I have him locked in his cage he squaks. Is he alone in your spare room? They like to be around people so maybe keeping him in a room that is usually occupied might help with his squaking. I usually let mine out of his cage, he usually just sits beside me, then follows me into another room when I go. He is very clingy. Maybe yours just wants to be around you, possibly try that. :)

Oct 12, 2011
Conure not weaned is noisy
by: Tracie

Our avian vet would suggest you take the bird back to the breeder to finish the hand feeding, first of all. Here is an article telling you why: To Wean or Not To Wean article

It could be that there is something wrong with the bird, so I also suggest either you or the breeder a href="" target="_blank"> Find an Avian Vet to examine this bird.

I am concerned that this breeder gave you the bird before it was weaned. If this breeder did NOT take the bird to an avian vet before selling the bird to you, then I would find another breeder. Breeders often sell birds before they are weaned because it is cheaper and easier for them, but it it NOT best for the bird. It is just a way to make a quick buck.

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