screming bird

by cinda
(wilson wi st. croix)

My Parrot all she or he screams all the time i cover her and she stops for a couple of mins. how do you train them to stop

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May 05, 2012
screming bird
by: Linda

First, take your bird to an Avian Vet ONLY and have him examined for infections or other physical issues. He may be sick and in pain and screaming is his only way to tell you this. A screaming bird needs something--either the right kind of cage, food, perches or needs a trip to avian vet because he is sick.

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Take him to avian vet first for an exam to see if he is sick. Then make sure you have the right kind of cage and natural branch wood perches so his feet are comfortable. Also make sure he has quality time outside of cage and time with you so he feels secure. He is probably afraid of everything if he is a new bird, so put yourself in his place and see how you might feel.

If you have not already learned a whole lot about your bird, now is the time to do your homework. He is screaming because he NEEDS something, and your job is to find out what it is. He will then be quieter though all parrots scream some just not all the time unless they are sick or need something fixed that is not right in their area.

Let us know what avian vet has to say about his health.


May 04, 2012
Screaming Parrot
by: Anonymous

Birds scream for all kinds of reasons.

One is there's something near the cage that scares him or that he doesnt like. Look around the cage, and try to figure out what it is, and remove it from his site.

Sometimes loud bright colors can scare a bird. If your bird is in front of a window, the birds, or objects can scare him too. Or prehaps he's getting too hot. Make sure if the bird is in front of a window that he's got shade to prevent heat stroke. Or prehaps move his cage to a wall.

Sometimes birds scream as well, simply bc they WANT your attention. Good or bad, they don't care long as they get it or get you to come to their cage.

I would suggest trying to train your bird, teach him tricks and taming. Each day, introduce one new thing to him, or take him on a walk thru the house, let him touch stuff talk to him about it. This will prevent the bird from being phobic. Plus it gives him something to think about. This kind of stuff stimulates the bird, and keeps them calm.

Chances are, your bird is bored and lonely. Give him something to think about. Interact with him daily.

May 04, 2012
What kind of bird do you have?
by: Anonymous

What kind of bird do you have, when does she call and does she seem to be in any kind of distress?

It is normal for most parrots, esp larger breeds, to call loudly at dawn and dusk. The bird is not misbehaving.

Can you give more details about when this happens, for how long and if there is any possible outside cause such as a near by predator, lack of food or water, distress, etc? Perhaps with more information we can help you determine why your bird is calling.

May 04, 2012
Loud bird
by: Tracie

First make sure your bird is well by taking it to an avian vet. Your bird may be trying to tell you it hurts inside.

Next make sure you are feeding your bird a high quality diet. If you are feeding your bird colored pellets full of sugar and chemicals, it could be reacting to this. You should be feeding your bird 80% Harrison's or Roudybush pellets and avoid peanuts, because those cause some birds to have behavior problems due to allergies.

Please read the training articles on our Parrot Training page for help in training your bird. Notice that you will have to spend a lot of time with your bird and you will need to develop some kind of a schedule so the bird will get the understanding of when you are and are not going to be spending time with it.

If you are not feeding your bird pellets, please read our Switching Birds To Pellets article for help with switching your bird to pellets or from colored pellets to a healthy pellet.

May 04, 2012
Screaming bird
by: Anonymous

Your bird is screaming because it wants your attention. My bird used to scream all the time (that's why previous owner gave him away). Covering him didn't help because he yelled anyway.

Make sure you spend time with your bird, talking and playing and try to keep it in the room where you are. Toys will keep him occupied as well as a radio or TV. My bird still screams when I'm on the phone but he has gotten much better. When I'm not home I leave the radio on to keep him company and if I'm going out at night after bird is put to bed, I leave the TV on, that way he thinks we are still home.

If you make a huge fuss while he's screaming that just teaches him to scream to get you to pay attention to him. When he is quiet, reinforce his good behavior with treats and gentle talking. It takes some time and they are a lot smarter than we think. Good luck

May 04, 2012
more info needed
by: Anonymous

can you post a picture of it's cage? it may just be bored?! what kind of bird is it?
is it tame?
how many hours a day do you leave him out of his cage? how many hours a day do you play with him?
really we need a lot more information to be able to help, does it have any toys? is it agressive??
parrots may overscream for many reasons.

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