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Chirping In The Morning
« on: October 11, 2011, 07:44:20 AM »

I may have to re-home my bird because of the noise he's making early in the morning. He chirps loudly for a good two to three hours constantly. He's seven months old, will he ever stop doing this? Is it something that all african greys do? Can you guys think of anything at all I can do to keep him as quiet as possible?
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Re: Chirping in the morning
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2011, 07:50:29 AM »

Oh dear ! You won't be able to stop it - it's what they do but do you cover him at night with a thick cloth so that it's as dark as possible ? Unfortunately AG's are noisy birds and will chirp - I wish mine would just chirp - one of them was practicing the coronation street theme tune fro 6am on Sunday morning  :baseballbat:
I have also had to move mine to a room further away as my hubby works shifts - but he still has to wear ear plugs when he's been on nights - it's all part and parcel of being a grey owner I'm afraid  :thumbsup:
Hope you can sort it out xx
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Re: Chirping in the morning
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2011, 08:04:40 AM »

Honestly, I'd rather have him talking because chirping is all he ever does, and it is LOUD and constant. It also sounds desperate like he wants something or is unhappy, but in the morning he doesn't seem interested in interacting with me, eating or doing anything other than chirping, so I don't know what it might be.
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Re: Chirping in the morning
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2011, 08:15:13 AM »

Is he covered ?
Does he have food and water available in the night?
He's not in a draught ( or is it draft ) or anything that could be making him uncomfy?
Once he learns some words the chirping might lessen and he talk instead, but honestly most of them do it. I have 3 and always one of them at least is at it from 6am, especially on lighter mornings but I guess I've just got used to it ???
People come and say, Gosh it's noisy, or can't hear me on the phone and I don't  even notice it now  :rofl:
Have a think if you can make it better by using a darker cover, could you put him in a smaller cage in a different room for bed time, some people use sleep cages ??? Make sure he has access to food overnight incase he's hungry
I don't know what else I can suggest
Do you have any ear plugs you can put in? My hubby is in bed at themo and he won't hear a thing even though 2 are shooting each other with laser guns and the other is barking like a dog  :rofl:  :rofl:
Good luck  :flowers:
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Re: Chirping in the morning
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2011, 08:26:53 AM »

He has lots of food and water and we cover him every night. I've  moved him to different spots in the house but he still chirps. I'm thinking the only solution might be a sleeping cage. Or my sister wears earplugs (she's the only one who's complaining about the noise).
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Re: Chirping in the morning
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2011, 08:30:09 AM »

Well it's worth giving them both a go rather than having to rehome your bird. My kids complain about the noise sometimes, but they'll be leaving home at some point so they'll have to live with it for now  :rofl:  :rofl:
Unfortunately birds make a lot of noise and stopping them in nigh on impossible
Hope you find a solution soon x x
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Re: Chirping in the morning
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2011, 09:42:13 AM »

Hope you find a solution soon.

Is his cover heavy enough/dark enough?
How long is he covered for? i.e. from what time at night to what time in the morning?
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Re: Chirping in the morning
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2011, 10:05:45 AM »

I hope you find a solution  :flowers:
But like Rachel said, it's something they do, my Hobbits are very loud in the morning, whistling, shouting, talking etc, it's something you just get used to I guess, it does not bother me now.

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Re: Chirping in the morning
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2011, 10:42:07 AM »

It's just part and parcel of being a bird owner I'm afraid..  That's what birds do, and how they communicate.  With greys however, they can learn to talk also, which stops some of the chirping.

Both mine chirp and chatter away a lot of the time, certainly first thing in a morning when it gets light. As others have said, you do actually get used to it over time.  And hopefully your little grey, as he matures will start to learn words. Its a bit like having a baby at the moment, sometimes you just can't stop them crying, and it drives you nuts - but that's what babies do

Try what has been suggested, it may help, and I'm sure someone else wil be along later with some more advice

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Re: Chirping in the morning
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2011, 11:02:03 AM »

we put pablo in a bed cage at 7.45 ish  at night and he only gets water in it as he has never eaten anything at night. He goes into another bedroom so as the tv and any noise doesnt bother him. We get him up at 8 in the morning. We never hear a sound from him till we get him up
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Re: Chirping in the morning
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2011, 11:56:50 AM »

apollo chirps all day long sounds like a budgie he is still also only a baby i put it down to him just trying to talk and get noticed he chirps even when hes out of the cage, i would of thought that it meant he was happy, like the others have said there is not much you can do to stop it but try covering him at night if that when he is doing it.  apollo goes to bed at 7, he is in the living room so we turn the tv down and sit in the dark lol, and he doesnt chirp again till we go down in the morning again about 7, hope you get used to it as it would be a shame to have to rehome him just because he chirps
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Re: Chirping in the morning
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2011, 12:06:41 PM »

Do you mean he chirps in his cage in the morning before you uncover him. If yes , he is telling you he wants to get up. If its after you have uncovered him, I usually find if you talk to them it keeps them quiet, and they will make a noise if they are bored . Do you let him out of the cage in the morning. I find with pablo he will make a noise in the morning and at about 6 in the evening. But most birds do this. If you think your bird is noisy you want to be in the parrot park over here at 5.30 at night then they all start  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Re: Chirping in the morning
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2011, 05:33:19 PM »

He gets covered at 8-9 pm and uncovered at 8-9 am. I live with 5 people and my sister is the only one who's complaining about him in the morning. She goes to bed at 10pm every night so she's already awake anyway when Basil begins to chirp and I don't see how she could still possibly be tired when she's still getting 8-10 hours sleep. I get the feeling she's just complaining because she doesn't like him and wants him gone. She hasn't liked him since the day I got him. (she really wants a poodle and I bet she wouldn't mind being woken up in the morning by one either)
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Re: Chirping in the morning
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2011, 05:36:51 PM »

Keep us informed Charlotte, but try the things suggested before making any decisions  :thumbsup:

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Re: Chirping in the morning
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2011, 05:39:45 PM »

id sooner get rid of the sister  :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2011, 05:54:17 PM »

Your sister is maybe frightened of basil or scared of him. basil will pick up that she doesn't like him . how is basil with your sister is he ok with her.


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Re: Chirping in the morning
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2011, 06:00:54 PM »

I don't know how he is with her because she doesn't even acknowledge his existence. She doesn't like him because she's annoyed that my parents let me buy a parrot but won't let her have a poodle (seriously).

Mandi> me too. But not because I have anything against my sisters, I'd just rather live with my parrot O_O
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« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2011, 07:12:03 PM »

Just ignore your sisters moaning ,she is probably jealous as she never got a dog. Don't worry as things will sort them selves out.the more you worry and stress about it the more basil will pick up on it and the more he will chirp.


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Re: Chirping in the morning
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2011, 07:22:12 PM »

Is it really true that your parrot can tell when you're stressed? Because I'm always stressed out over something :(
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« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2011, 08:18:12 PM »

Yes they can, I had to go back to the Uk for a week once and I was worried about leaving Pablo with his dad. At this time Pablo used to bite me and was definitely his daddies bird. For 3 days before I went back Pablo kept asking if I was alright and kept putting his head down for a tickle,well I was gob smacked as I only had to look at him and he would bite me .Pablo always knows If something different is going o happen .


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