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Re: Chirping in the morning
« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2011, 08:24:46 PM »

id sooner get rid of the sister  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Me too Mandi. :thumbsup: :rofl:
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Re: Chirping in the morning
« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2011, 08:33:59 PM »

im sure it will all work out, sounds like your sister is just stamping her feet
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Re: Chirping In The Morning
« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2011, 10:19:21 AM »


All greys do this and will always do it during their life but there are some things you could try to delay his chirupping to a bit later in the morning.

As soon as he starts to chirup uncover him and either get him out or put some foraging toys in the cage so he has something to keep him occupied. It sounds as though the cover isn't dark enough or he is disturbed in the mornings by people moving around.
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Re: Chirping In The Morning
« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2011, 10:25:49 AM »

hi
i still think the best idea is move your sister out :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Re: Chirping In The Morning
« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2011, 01:02:53 PM »

African Greys make noise, mess, wreck the house, need a hell of a lot of attention, they aren't just ornaments in a room, they need to be able to come out of the cage and fly around for a few hours, they scream, throw food, poop on your best clothes, break everything that you buy them and they have the intelligence of a small child.......so train him, he and you will benefit from it.

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Re: Chirping In The Morning
« Reply #25 on: October 12, 2011, 01:06:46 PM »

that about sums an African Grey up Pat - but remind me again - why do we have them?  :rofl:
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Re: Chirping In The Morning
« Reply #26 on: October 12, 2011, 07:23:46 PM »

Because we didn't want a goldfish?  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

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Re: Chirping In The Morning
« Reply #27 on: October 12, 2011, 09:08:12 PM »

I realize it's a stupid question to ask. You can't really shut up a bird, but I was upset yesterday. I don't want to have to get rid of him just because my sister is a grouch and doesn't like the noise he makes in the morning.
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« Reply #28 on: October 12, 2011, 09:09:50 PM »

It's ok we've all been there but there were some suggestions for things you could try if you read back  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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« Reply #29 on: October 12, 2011, 09:13:21 PM »

Nothing is a stupid question to ask if its causing you a problem - we are here to help x
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Re: Chirping In The Morning
« Reply #30 on: October 12, 2011, 09:36:13 PM »

Give your grey as much stimulation as possible, toys, put some treats , seeds, nuts etc in little paper parcels, or get him a foraging toy etc to keep him interested and occupied. Whilst this wont stop him from making a noise, it should certainly reduce it - and really, you wouldn't want a bird that didn't make any noise at all

Have you tried speaking with your sister abou it, or. Least ask your parents to speak with her.  It must not be very nice  having this upset around you - I hope it gets better fr you soon, and tha you sister is a little more understanding

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« Reply #31 on: October 12, 2011, 09:41:03 PM »

Tezza doesn't really want you to talk to a duster - he means your sister  :biggrin:
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Re: Chirping In The Morning
« Reply #32 on: October 12, 2011, 09:44:15 PM »

I tried really hard with that post too  :grumble:
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« Reply #33 on: October 12, 2011, 09:45:28 PM »

Tezza doesn't really want you to talk to a duster - he means your sister  :biggrin:
:rofl: :haha: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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« Reply #34 on: October 12, 2011, 09:47:03 PM »

awwww Tezza - I feel like the wicked witch now x
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« Reply #35 on: October 12, 2011, 09:49:12 PM »

awwww Tezza - I feel like the wicked witch now x

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Re: Chirping In The Morning
« Reply #36 on: October 13, 2011, 01:17:09 AM »

He couldn't possibly receive much more attention than he does. Currently I have all the time in the world to play with him nearly all day. I've had him for three months and I can tell he's starting to bond with me (he doesn't like my mother and sisters). Also he has more toys than a pet shop to keep him occupied. I eat breakfast, dinner and supper with him every single day too. I wonder if I give him too much attention and he just chirps for it when I'm not there.

but anyway, thanks for the advice. I bought a big darker sheet to cover him with at night and managed to move him to another spot in the house where my sister can't hear him loud enough in the morning to complain about him.
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Re: Chirping In The Morning
« Reply #37 on: October 13, 2011, 07:21:21 AM »

Thats great you found a solution!  :biggrin:

You might be right, if he spends most of his time with you he will miss you more when you aren't there.

Might be worth trying to train him to get used to you not being there for periods of time.
Start with really short periods - leave the room and just wait outside. If he stays quiet go back in and give him a treat. If he makes a lot of noise wait until he is quiet before going back in and treating him.

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« Reply #38 on: October 13, 2011, 10:02:14 AM »

oh good glad you worked something out x
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Re: Chirping In The Morning
« Reply #39 on: October 13, 2011, 04:24:41 PM »

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