Screaming baby cockatoo

by Sky
(Australia )

I just got a 6 month old cockatoo and he won't let me get near his cage even when I trying to put water and food in his cage he starts screaming and spreads his wings and gets in to attack mode how do I calm him down

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Dec 31, 2011
Try to make it feel safe
by: Anonymous

It is not easy to befriend with a parrot. You must try to make it feel safe with you. It will take time, but slowly your parrot will be easy with you.

Dec 30, 2011
Screaming baby cockatoo
by: Linda

First of all, your baby has probably been weaned too early. Baby Cockatoos should still be handfed for up to 6 months or longer. In the wild mother's feed their babies up to a year while teaching them to forage for food. If your bird is not eating enough, then this is the problem.

I suggest you take your bird to be examined by an Avian Vet only to see if there is a physical problem that is causing pain. There are some training materials on this site, and before any training, bird has to be examined by an Avian Vet because a sick bird can die from the stress.

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Dec 30, 2011
baby cockatoo
by: diamondtia

The little guy is puffing up cause he feels threatened.

Just talk to him in a calm voice and move slowly around the cage. I have 6 cockatoos and each one has its own personality. When I got my 10 month old, she would have night frights and I would hold her and read to her a children's book in a calm voice.

Try playing calming music and sit by its cage and talk to it. Offer a treat or read to it.

The poor little thing is just scared and everything around it is new in a big scarey world.

Good luck.

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