Squawking Conure

Why is my conure now squawking almost constantly. Never has done this before. Driving me crazy. He is on my shoulder now squawking like mad.

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Oct 03, 2012
Squawking Conure
by: Linda

Sudden changes in behavior indicate a possible illness. Your bird needs to be examined by an Avian Vet ONLY to rule out physical issues.

After that, if he is found to have infection, and it is treated, then something is wrong in his environment.

New pets, changing his cage or toys or something else around will cause him great stress and fear. Birds fear changes and this can mean even changing a hairstyle or color. definately changing cage around including moving to new area will cause undue stress.

Also, let me caution you to get this bird off your shoulder and keep it off. The shoulder is a perfect place for bird to get ahold of your face, neck, eyes, ears and lips. Sometimes, when birds are frightened of something or aggressive toward a person, they bite the person they are with, which would be you. Shoulder sitting is very dangerous with parrots, so begin to train him to stay off shoulder soon as he is examined by an Avian Vet for possible infection.

There is a reason he is screaming, and it is your job to find out what it is and fix it. First step is to rule in or out physical causes in the matter by taking him to an Avian Vet. After that, it's a matter of what is happening in his environment whether it be new people, pets or things in his environment.


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