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« Reply #40 on: August 29, 2014, 11:22:20 AM »

You need to get him used to his free standing perch, once on that you can wheel it from room to room and he need only go away when he has too.  Try getting him on your finger, putting your other hand over his back and placing him on the perch, praising all the time.
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« Reply #41 on: August 29, 2014, 04:19:05 PM »

The big problem now up is with me more than him.

I'm trying my best, giving him everything I can.. But the second he does that noise my blood just boils! I have no time for him at all once he starts it.

I know it's really not good and not going to help, but it makes me so angry. I have hated every minute at our new house because of him, everything is on edge.. Have to be quiet after we put him away, can't pop back in the room, can't make a noise opinion other rooms in fear of him doing it again!

Just had him out for ages while I was on the phone. He was as always was perfect! (Apart from him taking my pen as I was trying to write down a reference number haha)

Put him back as I started doing a few bits outside and was in and out..

Straight away.. He knows it's bad. I know he does, if he does it and I walk up to him to cover him or tell him no he makes the noise he makes when he has a spray shower or he catches his foot or something (hurt noise almost)

We always said we would get a puppy when we first move house, because of him we feel we can't do that, we can't have friends over (other than the few that know and understand him) the parents don't enjoy being over as it's horrible. The TV man was even grinding his teeth after being here for 30mins and said he couldn't handle that!

Someone shoot me! Haha

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« Reply #42 on: August 29, 2014, 04:22:26 PM »

What's a birdie 601? I tried googling it but no results?

He will step up on anything. He is a diamond, he is literally perfectly behaved apart from this scream. Really proud of how we have trained him bar this single thing.

It's just a case of trying to keep him amused on it as he prefers human fuss
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« Reply #43 on: August 29, 2014, 04:22:44 PM »

Jamie if you resent him now god help when he hits terrible twos and starts biting ya
And belive me this will happen
Please if you rehome him do it through proper channels not through preloved etc x
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« Reply #44 on: August 29, 2014, 04:44:02 PM »

What's a birdie 601? I tried googling it but no results?

He will step up on anything. He is a diamond, he is literally perfectly behaved apart from this scream. Really proud of how we have trained him bar this single thing.

It's just a case of trying to keep him amused on it as he prefers human fuss
A Birdie 601 is a small traveling cage that you can take em here there & everywhere in . There are various types you can buy with feeders in please look on Scarletts website
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« Reply #45 on: August 29, 2014, 08:44:47 PM »

We couldn't do it I don't think. It breaks our hearts just talking about it. All we keep thinking is the second he stops this.. He is perfectly trained, super gentle too.  He is even toilet trained! Literally couldn't ask for a better trained bird, we put so much time into him as a baby which seems to have bitten us in the bum now.

He already has a travel cage but isn't a fan of wind, it freaks him out  :rofl:

Had him out all night, bless him. Every time I touch his belly he says "tickle tickle" :lol: quite concerning that he screamed once when he was on sofa back next to me, then twice when on Danielle's lap (he has never done it when out before?)

It does make me think isit just a noise he likes? But it also seems to be after he see's us he does it so also seems like an attention thing!
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« Reply #46 on: August 29, 2014, 08:48:26 PM »

Jamie , ignor it the best you can
It will hopefully pass
One of our greys does the most high pitched squeak as you pass his cage to the bathroom, every time when your ears r level with him, and boy does it make ya ears ring :panic:
But it's just one of his 'things' and it makes him the bird he is
They all different
Just keep him busy
That's the thing with baby greys, they cuddled n played with and the real life takes over and they have to change routine and it doesn't always suit xx


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« Reply #47 on: August 29, 2014, 09:22:06 PM »

Jamie have you had him checked out by a vet and had a blood work done?

Might be worth ruling out any medical issues.

I would try moving his cage if poss, did I see he's by a window? Could be drafty.

Jamie, I watched the video and for me, THAT'S NOT SCREAMING! Trust me I live with THE LOUDEST species of Amazon parrot, and I have 2!! I would rule out anything medical first just to be sure, I just don't feel that is screaming. Then if he gets a clean bill of health then you can focus on dealing with the issue by trying what's been suggested already.

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« Reply #48 on: August 30, 2014, 05:36:37 PM »

Jamie how has today gone ? X


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« Reply #49 on: September 01, 2014, 07:39:30 AM »

We had a sit down yesterday.. We think he is getting better (but we are getting worse) we really thought about it yesterday..he hasn't been doing it as much.. But when we does it getting to us more than it used it too.

What are people's opinions on covering during the day?

If he starts it, we cover him.. 4-5 mins later in cover him and he will be fine for a while? He still whistles etc under the cover but screaming stops instantly?

Yesterday was a really nice day, the builder was playing with him (she didn't like the builder at all) haha we had a few friends found and he just sat on the floor playing with a plastic peg!

Yesterday alone is why we cannot rehome him and need to sort this problem!

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« Reply #50 on: September 01, 2014, 07:40:56 AM »

Birdyman says hello!  :rofl:
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« Reply #51 on: September 01, 2014, 10:28:43 AM »

Wow!

He let me have a lay in this morning, my partner got him up before she went to work and he just whistled to himself quietly as I slept.

Went downstairs expecting screaming hell again.. Got him out, had him on my shoulder as I made the other animals food and made him a fruit salad, he went in his cage, ate what he wanted then come back out.. Played on top for about 20 mins.. He started to scream (not the same kind as the problem is) but an over excited noise he makes so I put him away to calm down (in a nice way not as a punishment if that makes sense?) danced with him a little and played through the cage..

Walked away to the bedroom where I am now..

NO screams :0 he is just whistling "the good the bad and the ugly" to himself!

(He actually just started screaming as I type this but that was a 5 second madness I think as he has stopped again and whistling)

I think he is nearly fixed! :lol:

Could it be he is no longer possessed? Haha
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« Reply #52 on: September 01, 2014, 11:23:13 AM »

Could it be that you are paying him more attention?  Glad he's getting better
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« Reply #53 on: September 01, 2014, 12:16:22 PM »

Why are you putting him in his cage at all? If i am in Yvie is out of her cage, there's no reason to put birdyman in his cage whilst you are around is there?
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« Reply #54 on: September 01, 2014, 03:39:05 PM »

The problem used to happen even if he was playing on his own outside his cage, the only way to stop him was have him ON you, lap, shoulder, hand or whatever. It was literally 100% on him or he screamed
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« Reply #55 on: September 01, 2014, 06:23:30 PM »

 We have a thing in our house Jamie  :secret:
 Aside from when were all in bed  or after 8pm:cheekywink
If were in the house the parrots are out :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :yahoo:
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« Reply #56 on: September 01, 2014, 09:08:52 PM »

I am starting to get him out a lot more, I  just walk in and flick cage open. Some times I'm in and out to the car so it's not safe to though
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« Reply #57 on: September 12, 2014, 10:21:29 PM »

Jamie I'm thinking as you already said, its more you than birdyman. Perhaps you spent too much time when he was very young, and he never learned to be by himself? I know its not always practical or safe for him to be out, hell just have to learn to be patient until he can be with you x

I know jasper would want to be with me all of the time if she could, and mostly she is, but she now knows when I'm going out. This is the only in time jasper goes in apart from bed time. I reckon birdy man is a bird who would fare better being out a lot :)
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« Reply #58 on: September 13, 2014, 12:43:36 AM »

Absolutely Jules, I have to say I babied Yvie, I absolutely adore her and would spend every minute with her if I could, I have her out whenever i'm home, I can also be in & out but i'm just extremely careful. 

The reason I think she doesn't create is because when i'm not in the room with her i'm constantly reassuring her that I am still nearby. Like flock calling, she knows i'm close and safe.
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« Reply #59 on: September 14, 2014, 10:01:11 AM »

Well, had a lovely couple come round yesterday thanks to Mandi, I was hoping this would help me find the cause of the problem, weather it be me, diet, housing etc..

first we got him to make the noise (by letting him see me but not being with him) they agreed it is not a normal noise, they have never heard it and it needs to be corrected.

nope.. perfect! his cage, toys, diet etc are exactly what they would be doing if not more! he is super confident (I was showing them his 'tickle tickle' trick etc and even after having him out in front of them for minutes he was speaking back to me!)

we have put it down to over attachment! While paying more attention (if that is even possible!) now, my worry would be if something changes in the future (kids etc) this could cause bigger problems in the future!

I have decided to try and ignore it, if he does it.. I won't go near him. Just completely ignore him and if he continues I put his cover on until he is calm again.

Mostly this seems to work.

Its just a game of perseverance I guess. I just hope me and Danielle can last as long as his screaming does!

on a funnier note, he is trying so hard to get it as loud as he can, he almost lunges himself to project the noise.. he done this today and slipped into his water bowl! that did make me laugh! he looked at me as if to say.. how did you do that! :lol:
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