Quaker parrot bedtime

by Angela
(NY)

My Quaker parrot, Rocky, has always been good about going to bed. When it's bedtime she will chirp "go sleep, go sleep" over and over until I cover her and I wouldn't hear a peep the rest of the night.

Lately, I have had to put a padlock on the cage because she started opening the door after she was covered and I don't want her to get out while I'm sleeping. Now she chirps constantly while she's down for the night. It's a "question" chirp like she's wondering what I'm doing or if I'm still home. I reassure her that I am still there and tell her it's bedtime and to go to sleep. I tried putting her to bed at a later time but she keeps saying " go sleep, go sleep" and won't stop until I cover her. Should I just ignore her chirping? It's never a "distress" chirp so I know she's okay in there and I don't uncover the cage once she's supposed to be sleeping.

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Apr 02, 2013
Quaker parrot bedtime
by: Linda

Anytime you see unusual behaviors, without cause, bird is not okay and could be sick. A sudden change in behavior is the first warning sign of illness, and if caught this quickly, your bird will not suffer as long as if you wait and wait to take her to an Avian Vet ONLY.

Unless you've moved her cage or made some other recent changes in her environment, there is no reason for this behavior unless she is feeling unwell and needs to be seen by an avian vet. Take her to only an avian vet because they are the only ones licensed and trained in bird care, and the only ones who can diagnose and prescribe the correct meds in the correct dosages.

Let us know what the avian vet has to say and don't wait to take her because time is an enemy to a sick bird.

Linda

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