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Oct 27, 2010
I am the owner of Charlie, and have been monitoring his behaviour, and realise that he is screaming for attention, he loves being on my shoulder and when he is with me, is quiet. Although this is great, i cannot have him with me every second of the day when im at home, and he also poo's everywhere!
So i am trying to ignore his screaming, then once he is quiet i go and get him and give him some attention. He has plenty of toys in his cage and is let out of his cage most of the day! He eats well and has fresh fruit and vege daily plus his favourite honey on bread. What else can i do to occupy him when im unable to do it myself?
Oct 18, 2010
Yep! They are noisy
Rainbow Lorikeets can be extremely noisy birds by nature. Where you aware of this?
Take him to an
just to make sure he is OK. Parrot can develop a behaviour such as screaming if their is something wrong or their diet is incorrect.
Do your research on these birds, they are noisy. You can train them to be quiet but you need to do this now while he's young. Also never react in any way to his screams. Any reaction from you of him screaming can encourage even more screaming.
Ignore scream completely. Reward him when he is quiet with extra play time or a treat. Be persistent otherwise you'll get nowhere with him. This can take weeks to months but every time you give up trying sets you back further & further.
Parrots learn everything there is to know from their human owners. Even if we don't realise it we can teach them really bad habits likes screaming. Positive reinforcement goes a long way with parrots learning & behaviours.
Oct 15, 2010
Yes, I have a suggestion. Whenever you see or hear a bird's behavior change seemingly overnight or within a short period of time, it can mean the bird is in need of an exam by an Avian Vet in your driving area.
Changes can set them off. Has something changed in his cage or area? Are you feeding him more or less of what he has been eating? Is he getting to come out and play as he has always done? Has something else changed in your household like the addition of a new baby or a new pet? Think of any changes, and they can be very small and insignificant to you and very important to your bird. This is a good opportunity to see the world through your bird's eyes.
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions about changes, then he is simply responding with distaste to whatever changes have occurred and will get over it once he has become adjusted to the change. If he is not allowed out to play as much as he used to be, then he will continue to scream until he is allowed out of his confining cage.If he is hungry, thirsty or sick, he will continue to scream. If he feels neglected, he will scream and so on...
So, take stock of what exactly is going on at your house and then see if any of it could be causing a drastic reaction with him. If not, then he is possibly in the beginning stages of an illness which could be bacterial or viral in nature or some other physical problem he wants you to take care of.
Take him to an Avian Vet in your driving area and have him checked for infections or other physical problems. Have some routine bloodwork done to see how his organs are functioning. Detail exactly what he eats and how much, how much time outside of cage and anything else he regularly does and also if there have been any changes in the household.Have him weighed to make sure he is at proper weight for his species and size.
Let us know what the Avian Vet has to say and also let us know if you thought of something in your home that could be causing problems. Please take your bird ONLY to an Avian Vet because dog and cat vets do not know how to diagnose or treat birds and will either do nothing and charge you for it or kill your bird and charge you more for that.
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