The squawking is getting to my head with an orange winged amazon parrot

by Adrian
(Tobago)

My one year old orange winged parrot squawks early morning and on afternoons when the kids are home. The neighbours are all upset and I have no idea what to try next. I am getting angry with him and I know thats not good.

I try not to go out to him to have him hush since I read it makes him feel that he can scream and I would just show up so I leave him. The only problem with that is that it annoys the neighbours in which there was already police at my door and now it further aggravates when he squawks even more. I bought him for my kid who is 3 years of age and I do not want to give him away. Please give me some advise.

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Jun 30, 2011
Amazon screaming
by: Tracie

Please look at the training material on our Parrot Training page for some ideas on training the bird. It will take spending a lot of time with the bird and teaching it a new behavior to replace the ones you don't like.

I hope you are able to help this bird, so you and the bird can be happy. Amazons are tricky birds, like I said. Even a lady that trained Amazons and took them to shows has been severely injured by her birds. She had to NOT handle one bird for a few years because he became so violent due to hormones.

Amazons need owners that have a lot of time and patience. Because they live so long, you also will need to teach your child all the body language of the bird so she will be able to care for the bird safely 40 or so years from now. Learning their body language is key to not getting a nasty bite.

Jun 30, 2011
Squawking
by: Adrian

Hi Lind,

Sorry that you felt the bird would be abused. Don't understand where you would have picked that up from or where I said something to make you feel so. I am not hence why I am asking assisitance in Taming the bird as he is just 1 year. I had him with no feathers.

thank you

Jun 30, 2011
Squawking Parrot
by: Anonymous

Hi Linda,

I understand your comment. I have been with pets my entire life from fish to birds to dogs. I have been breeding them and successful with all. I just havent spent much with parrots and like everything else seeking how to stop the parrot from making noise hence how I ended up onto this site. Thought I would have had advise as to how to stop the excessive noise as per successful people had with this. I do have lots of fishes already. I have a big export market in this area.

I think I would hold on to the Parrot a little more and seek how to control this. The Parrot I had before was caught by me as it flew into our house from someone elses place since it was very tame. The owner could never be found so I kept him and he never made any excessive sounds. I assumed he was tame and that is what I am now trying to achieve with this one.

Thank you

Jun 28, 2011
Squawking parrot
by: Adrian

I really don't think I would re home him as per your suggestion. Hence why i am seeking advise. Re homing him would be the easy thing to do. For others in my country where these parrots breed in our backyards, they would normally be in a Sunday pot.

The usual place where you see people taking care of these amazon parrots is normally in a simple wired cage hanging out towrads the front of the house where they can see and hear people hoping to learn to talk. Thats it. Somtimes no human interaction. I am trying to give as much as I can give from reading different sites and trying to be just different about the approach. So yes re homing is the easy way out. I don't like easy way outs.

Jun 28, 2011
Squawking parrot
by: Adrian

I bought it for my son ( 3 year old ) but literally I would take care of it. I have been with birds even breeding smaller type birds but never really had lots of time with parrots except for one in my lifetime. I bought it for him as my father bought birds for me so that I can leran from him.

the cage is on the porch area. We do not breed these birds at any indoor shelters. Its usually taken from the nest in the forested areas from young.

Not much prefessional help at all with only 32,000 people living on the island.

But thank you for your advise.

Jun 27, 2011
The squawking is getting to my head with an orange winged amazon parrot
by: Linda

Amen to what Tracie just said to you. I can hear in your voice that you are on the verge of abusing this bird, and BEFORE you lose it and do something terrible, please get busy rehoming him. Your 3 year old AND the bird are suffering from all the negative energy going on here, so do everyone a favor and rehome him. Get some fish for your baby to watch swim which is relaxing and also good in apartments.

Parrots do not work in apartments or other small places where people are all around. It is normal for them to call out in the morning and again in the evening. Your 3 year old is way too young for any kind of pet, and parrots are dangerous on top of that.

Please find a home for this bird and make sure the people are living in a home and know how to care for him. Tracie's idea of a breeder is a great one.

Thanks for writing,
Linda

Jun 27, 2011
Amazon screaming
by: Tracie

I do not comprehend why you purchased a bird for a 3 year old and then keep it outside by itself, but that is not any of my business.

First of all, Amazons are loud birds and get hormonal and can cause serious damage to your body parts. These birds are flock birds and need attention and interaction. They also need a LOT of training, and even then there may be a few years that you will only be able to handle the bird with stick training.

This bird will continue to make noise, because it is a bird and it needs attention and it needs to make noise because it is a bird.

I suggest you find a breeder of Amazons in your area and ask if they could help you re-home the bird with someone that has the time to spend with it and is prepared for 50 - 80 years of interaction and patience with the hormonal years.

Please do some research on birds before purchasing another bird "for your 3 year old" so that your 3 year old will be able to enjoy the bird without possibly losing a finger or going to emergency for stitches in his/her face etc.

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