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Old 07-17-2017, 09:13 AM
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Excessive Screaming from Peanut

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I guess I'm pass the honeymoon phase as some would say. Since yesterday, he has been screaming very loudly in his room. While he is in his cage, he moves from toy to toy, chewing here and chewing there. He looks around the outside of the cage as if he is looking for something. When he starts to scream very loudly, I leave the room until he stops to try to discourage the screaming (lucky enough I have ear plugs). I assume he might be sexually frustrated or this is his hormonal period? He has been stuffing things into his wings constantly for the past few weeks now which I think was the first sign of the screaming to come.

Any advice to deal with this situation would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-17-2017, 09:41 AM
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Re: Excessive Screaming from Peanut

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He has been stuffing things into his wings constantly for the past few weeks now which I think was the first sign of the screaming to come.
have you done a DNA test? Above strikes me as more a female thing to do.

Why aren't the out of the cage when you're home may I ask? I'd probably start screaming if I was stuck in a cage constantly, and if allowed to fly around will most likely help as tired bird is often a quiet bird. I would also note that leaving the room could be teaching peanut to scream when they want you to go, the real trick is no reaction at all (easier said than done)

If related to hormones, standard procedure really. Minimum 10 to 14 hours dark quiet time, cut down on high energy food, no warm foods, plenty of exercise.

Of course without more info can't pinpoint this but to me this is sounding more a learned behavior than hormones
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Old 07-17-2017, 10:07 AM
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Re: Excessive Screaming from Peanut

Also, you were saying he is in his room! They really do better being in the middle of the activities!
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Also, you were saying he is in his room! They really do better being in the middle of the activities!
didn't even notice that!

They should be in the room with the most activity 100%

Hell they should be THE activity! haha
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Old 07-17-2017, 10:37 AM
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Re: Excessive Screaming from Peanut

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Also, you were saying he is in his room! They really do better being in the middle of the activities!
^This. Willow for the most part spends her day in the living room in the center of the house. As long as somebody is around, she's out. The soon as she's alone, or feels alone....that's when the bad bird comes out to play. I think toos if nothing else just want to be with the family, even if just near them.
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Re: Excessive Screaming from Peanut

Yep.

I concur. That's a too!

They want to be in the center of the action at all times.
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Re: Excessive Screaming from Peanut

I had him tested and he is a male. When I am home, he is always out of his cage. There are times where his cage door is open and he doesn't come out. When he is on his t stand, I want him to perch on my arm so he can accompany me around the house, but he rarely gets on. I live alone so the most activity is in his room when I am with him, but sometimes I have to shower or do other things. Normally he will scream for less than a min and stop until I come back. Lately he has been screaming alot longer and louder, even sometimes when I am in the room with him. I recently purchased a large cage with a lot of space and a lot of toys. I have seen an increase in activity. According to the pet store owner who had him, he spend most of his life locked in his cage by his previous owner and I know he spent months in his small cage locked in the pet store. I remember seeing him every time I walked past the store when it opened. It took about a month for him to learn how to play with his toys. The screams were more ear piercing than before which is why I grew concerned and that I see a lot of nesting behavior from a male which I think is unusual.
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