Vocal birds

by Elizabeth
(Maryland)

In you (fabulous) chart, there is a column for birds' noise levels. What does "vocal" mean? Very loud? Thanks! Elizabeth

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Jan 23, 2012
Vocal birds on comparison chart
by: Tracie

Vocal means they have a reputation for making noise often. How loud a bird is depends on the species. These listings are all general, no two birds are the same. Often it depends on the environment, attention, if they have foraging toys to keep them busy, shreddible toys to destroy and things like that.

Even though the smaller birds, like conures, don't have a loud a voice as a cockatoo, they may call out more often and drive you crazy. Some prefer the VERY loud cockatoo call in the morning and evening over the conure making noise all day long off and on.

I was told green cheek conures were quiet birds, but my birds were NOT quiet and VERY loud. They were kept in my office with me, and I work 60+ hours a week, and our office is also where we eat all our meals. They got plenty of attention, plenty of "out of the cage time" but they just loved making noise. We could hear them all the way at the other end of our long country home with 3 doors shut between them and us.

I know others with green cheek conures that are not so loud or noisy. It is best to spend time with the bird you want, to see how loud it is and if you can handle that sound, and not just you but your entire household. If you have a family member that hates the bird, nobody will be happy.

Thanks so much for writing and asking before getting your bird! We have some training materials on our Parrot Training page when you have a bird you want to develop a relationship with.

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