Squaking Conure

by Rita

My green cheek conure squaks when I leave the room. He doesn't stop until I return. My husband is gonna make me get rid of him if I don't fix this.

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May 20, 2013
Squaking Conure
by: Sandra D Singh

Hi Rita, your Green Cheek Conure squaks when you leave the room and doesn't stop until you return to him. He loves you very much and wants your company but that's NOT good for EITHER of you.

You can stop this habit of his by leaving him alone when he squaks and DO NOT return to him. He would stop squaking after sometime, maybe in a few days or so. He knows that when he squaks you return to his room and that's the reason he does it. He knows exactly how to control you BUT you will have to let him know that YOU'LL NOT LET HIM CONTROL YOU.

One of my birds used to do the same thing and he stopped in a couple of days because I acted very quickly on it. I made him know that noises would not make me return to him. You will have to let him know that you won't tolerate that kind of behavior. If not, it would become a habit and it would then be very difficult to break it off.

First time doing this: before leaving his room tell him softly that he mustn't make noise; then you walk out. If he makes noise, immediately go back and tell him AGAIN softly that he must NOT make noise and walk out.
If he makes noises after the second warning, just leave him alone and DON'T go back in his room,let him squaks as much as he wants; he must get tired and stop. In a few days he'd get the message and he'd stop his squaking.

I'm advising you from my experience but every bird is different. You can give it a try and see if it works for you. Good luck and God bless.

May 20, 2013
Loud conure
by: Tracie

Wow, I hate hearing stories like this. People learn the hard way to not bring a bird home unless all the family members have spent time at the aviary and understand the noise and mess that comes with birds.

Please read the articles at this Parrot Training page link for help in training your bird. The deal is, this isn't going to stop right away. It takes time to develop a relationship, become part of the "flock" etc. for the bird to decide it wants to please you.

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