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Re: Advice..
« Reply #20 on: August 27, 2014, 07:55:51 AM »

Never mind.. Didn't even make it that far. He heard me talk to postman and hasn't stopped screaming since!

This is getting too much :(

Everything about him is perfect apart from this SINGLE noise. Danielle is very serious about re homing now which breaks my heart.. But at the same time.. I have just bought my first house and I have to sneak around if I am not getting him out as he starts if he see's me. If I am working on the house and need a drink, I have to go outside and through the back door just so he doesn't see me!

He even does it when he is out, it's all the time unless I am literally playing with him. (On my shoulder, sofa etc)
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« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2014, 08:18:06 AM »

Jamie where abouts are you ??
Recordings Usualy have to go to YouTube first then copy n paste the link here x
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« Reply #22 on: August 27, 2014, 08:22:04 AM »

Arghhhh he hasn't stopped! It's every 3/4 seconds :grrr

I don't have broadband set up yet and my phone signal isn't strong enough to upload :(
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« Reply #23 on: August 27, 2014, 08:35:35 AM »

Is it iPhone ?


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« Reply #24 on: August 27, 2014, 08:40:56 AM »

Managed to upload a small clip from last night, the video doesn't do the sound justice. It's the loudest noise he can possible make, no other noise he makes is close to this volume.

Imagine this every 3/4 seconds for hours on end.

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« Reply #25 on: August 27, 2014, 08:41:24 AM »

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« Reply #26 on: August 27, 2014, 09:06:03 AM »

Jamie his cage is in a very dark corner and looks quite empty
And are the covers on the whole time ? X


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« Reply #27 on: August 27, 2014, 09:44:07 AM »

Hi Mandi,

That was just the picture. We tried putting him to bed early to see if he was tired. His cage is full and in a light corner.

Please see attached picture of him (taken just now)

He was really bad this morning so put his cover on (this stops the screaming and he just makes his normal noises)

I just took the cover off to take this pic and he screamed constantly.

I can't take this much more :(

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Re: Advice..
« Reply #28 on: August 27, 2014, 11:15:08 AM »

Yeah not a nice noise but I think he's just doing for attention, any attention. I expect he's been told off for it and thats attention, good or bad it doesnt matter to them.
Soo ( :flowers: )advised me to get a foraging bucket because Ozzy hates his cage so much, although it hasn't stopped him hating his cage, he loves sorting through his bits and bobs in his bucket, looking for that special thing to chew.  Its also doubled up as one of his sleeping areas  :crazy:  Screwed up nuts in paper, acrylic safety pins, dummies, and all sorts of other foot toys are in there and I restock it every day.  Takes him about an hour to get through everything.
I also have a foraging wheel which I re-stock in front of him so he can see the almonds and walnuts go in, then I just screw up bit of paper which he enjoys ripping out to get to the nuts. 
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« Reply #29 on: August 27, 2014, 04:26:33 PM »

To me it sounds like a sharp "ssshhhh" noise that he's picked up, and he's worked out it gets him attention good or bad, he probably quite likes the noise as well.
He needs to be kept busy in there and praise him when he plays on his own, he's got toys but I cant see any foraging toys ....why not try rolling a book up and fasten it to his cage with a cable tie so he can shred it to bits that'll keep him occupied for a while. You need to teach him to play in there on his own and be one step ahead of him so if are busy and your about to leave him give him something to do immediately before you leave the room that'll take his mind off you!


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« Reply #30 on: August 27, 2014, 07:38:13 PM »

Had lovely day today. Got a new sound system for our tv and left it on for him, not a single scream all day, I was in and out, had him out for about an hour as I was fitting the system and he just made noises to his self the rest of the night..

Danielle got home and fussed him...

Here we go again!

Haha is there any toys I can make stuff with? We don't get yellow pages etc?
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« Reply #31 on: August 27, 2014, 07:43:05 PM »

Jamie , pick up a free argos book
Thread cardboard onto a Kebob (metal skewer made for birds)
Kitchen roll tubes
Empty food boxes etc
You can make a fab chewable toy out of almost anything :)


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« Reply #32 on: August 27, 2014, 07:43:24 PM »

Fold newspaper into strips and thread through the cage bars all over his cage :)


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« Reply #33 on: August 28, 2014, 06:22:49 AM »

Good ideas! :) I found out he LOVES bottle lids. He will sit on his cage chewing for ages. If he drops it he will say "oww" and climb down to get it haha

I ordered him a proper cover from Scarlett's yesterday. I'm worried about his sleep. 7am and he is up and singing away (lovely noises so super nice to to wake up too, but not had 12 hours sleep?)

He is still covered by blankets and no noise has been made?
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« Reply #34 on: August 28, 2014, 08:38:19 AM »

Go to Wilkinsons & buy him a Babble Ball or get one from our Scarlett& show him how it works yourself then give him it .Ours have about 4they love em :thumbsup:
We also use childrens mobile phones & musical toys with batteries in :cheekywink: .We either turn em upside down on top of the cage or fasten em with wire ties on the sides.We have shown them how to press the buttons :cheekywink: & they now do it themselves & stand back & watch the lights flash. :thumbsup:They love to listen to the music playing  :yahoo:.They love em that much they batter & batter em :rofl:.We never pass a charity shop without going in to see if we can find new baby toys for em :secret:
.We have a very hormonal bird that really needs 12up 12down in total darkness .We tried all sorts of covers till someone told us to go Dunhelm Mills & buy Blackout curtaining we have it double thickness its brilliant :thumbsup: .We also use it to cover our birds up in their 601s in the car :secret: .We got a friend to make it up .When we cover em up at home we just slightly lift the bottom to make sure there are no gaps of light showing through :thumbsup:But we never ever cover em in the day if there noisey  :nono: .Please look on my post Caravan Capers & you will see the type of babies musical toys we buy em( we always make sure the buttons are easy to press) .You say he calmed down when the tv was on :thumbsup: .Well when we go out we always leave the radio on for them turned down as low as we canto create a calming effect always on a talk channel not rock music etc :nono: .Weve done this for so long now our hen can even do the pips on it. you  .All the things ive told you weve bought em as cost little money just a bit of time  effort & patience :cheekywink:
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« Reply #35 on: August 28, 2014, 09:43:12 AM »

Me again you probs have not realised it Jamie but the likes of you & me are in a minority on here due to the fact that were male :rofl:
 .The girls that are answering your post eg Mandi Soo Lynn i know for or a fact have all bought families up &will have been through  .
The terrible 2s :panic: :panic:
 the  temper tantrums :baseballbat:
 the stroppy teenager bit :baseballbat: :baseballbat:
 .So a young grey kicking off a bit will be a walk in the park to these girls :whistle: & lets face it you cant rehome kids can you :nono:
 .Owning a grey is like having a 4yr old that never grows up :nono: .They need entertaining all the time
.Now Jamie a bit a about us . :secret:
Weve been married 29yrshad no kids & for 27 of those weve had Tim so that's like having a 4yr old for 27yrs isn't it? When we got her there was no computer no advice no pellets just books but weve learned to read her.& that's what takesthe time & patience.We also own a male whos cage aggressive & doesn't talk & were his 3rd owner :cry2: Weve been through every thing your going through now & more.Weve been to hell & back with her eg over 3000 of vets bills :cry2:The screaming the plucking the egg layingThe days off work to travel to our avian vets ( were going tomorrow :run for nails & beaks )But we ve never even considered giving up :nono:     
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« Reply #36 on: August 28, 2014, 08:42:25 PM »

Jamie this does sound like the attention scream, when he sees you or Danielle together he wants to be part of the happings too. Do you think also its all the in and outs that he gets? You said earlier he was out for five hours but you only put him in for ten minutes to wash up? Is there a way he could sit with you while you wash up?

Seems more like a baby screech, not like jaspers ear piercing racket she makes, thankfully its only two or three times a day  :nono:
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« Reply #37 on: August 28, 2014, 09:24:32 PM »

For some reason I was looking in lost and found just now and it jogged my memory that birdyman was missing for a time wasnt he? Can't remember for how long but do you think this has made him insecure as he is very young? Just a thought x
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« Reply #38 on: August 28, 2014, 09:55:19 PM »

Thanks for the replies,mi have found something he Loves.. Bottle lids! he just sat for 20 minutes chewing a milk bottle lid he stole from me!  :yahoo:

He did change after he got out I think, all his feather chewing etc started from then on too.

Danielle had a friend round tonight... He has a crush!  :flowers:

He was lovely to her, letting her stroke him and coming straight up to her ET the cage, I got him out later.. He climbed off me.. Across the sofa straight to her! He has NEVER left me when he is out. He is normally super clingy to me.

Was so sweet! Haha
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« Reply #39 on: August 29, 2014, 04:58:11 AM »

 Jamie hes telling you that he really wants to be part of all that's going off in your lives :secret:
 Make him that way :cheekywink:
 . If you haven't already got one buy a Birdie 601 ( they aren't expensive  :nono:) they have 2 feeders in  :thumbsup:
When we first got Tim we made sure she went every where with us in it. We live in Hull . We own a static carvan on  the East Coast. Her & Fester are there with us every time we go  :thumbsup:
We took her to Scotland with us :thumbsup
: We took her to Cornwall :thumbsup: Both really long journeys  :run
. We took her to both sets of our late parents .
 We took her in the garden with us.
 If you go to the pub & its a nice afternoon take him in the Beer Garden with you both . He will become a  talking point  :rofl:
 Yes he might kick off a bit at first but he will get used to it
. Lets face it if you had a 4 yr old you would be doing that with it wouldn't you  wouldn't you 
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