So annoying!!! Alexandrine squawks

by Connor
(Cairns, QLD, Australia)

That isn't there cage, it is way bigger

That isn't there cage, it is way bigger

I have an Alexandrine Parrot (both male and Female) but it is the Female that i am annoyed about. She squawks all day long, and has been for at least a year. she has everything; clean water, fresh food, toys, a mate.

Even the vet said that she is fine. but she still has that ear piecing squawk. My mother is about to give her away. So does anyone have any Solutions to my problem??? Thanks

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Sep 09, 2012
Thanks :)
by: Connor

Thanks for all of the ideas,
i will try all,
they are quite happy together but i think that the male likes both of us.
he likes me and i like him, i feed him with my hands and he is always wanting special treats.
i hope it goes well,

Sep 06, 2012
Squawking Alexandrine
by: Anonymous

Even though you have provided everything your birds needs to be happy; food, water, toys and a companion, maybe she needs more attention from you. Each bird has a different personality and maybe this one requires more human interaction than the other one you have. My bird was given to me for free because she never stopped squawking. The previous owners provided everything for her comfort but didn't have the time to spend with her because of their busy schedules. After working with her and the passage of time she eventually stopped yelling all day long and has become a wonderful pet.

Sep 05, 2012
by: Anonymous

Is she annoyed with her mate? Have you tried separating them?
Maybe she is done with him.
Is she in a different spot in the house? from where they were before.

Sep 03, 2012
So annoying!!! Alexandrine squawks
by: Linda

So you've taken both of them to an Avian Vet, and they said all is well physically? If you took birds to a regular dog and cat vet, they don't know how to diagnose and treat a bird nor are they licensed to do so.

There is something the bird is missing or wanting, and though I can't tell you what from here in the states, it is something important to her. Let us know if you took her/them to an avian vet, and if you did not, then you must cover all the possibilities for physical causes for this before anything else.

I've had Ringneck Parakeets before, and one thing I do know is if they are not handled everyday, they revert back to being wild. Once they are of breeding age, they expect to be able to do so, though I do not recommend breeding birds as the markets worldwide are saturated with birds and most get bad homes either from the beginning or while being moved around many times.

When you put a pair these birds together, they formed what is called a "pair bond", and this bond is stronger than any bond they have with humans. The female is either sick or is needing more space, rest or something. The birds need 12 hours of darkness each night in which to sleep, and this means having a room of their own where they can get the rest they need. If your birds are located near TV and family, they are not getting enough rest which will make them sick from being so tired.By 9pm, they need to be asleep and a bit earlier would be best. Our Amazons go to bed soon as it is getting dark and we parially cover their huge double Macaw cage.

So to sum up, take her to Avian Vet unless that is who you took her too already. Make sure birds are getting enough rest and also feed highly nutritional food like organic pellets with Harrison's being the best and avian vet endorsed. If your birds are eating all seed diets with or without supplements, they are starving to death very slowly, so you may wish to consider working that angle with them. Below is link on how to go about the change from seeds to pellets and birds have to be healthy enough for the stress of the change which takes time:

Switching Birds To Pellets article

Let us know how this goes and know that the male may die if the female is "gotten rid of" as they are deeply bonded at this point. Let that be the very last resort because he will suffer.


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