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Old 06-20-2011, 02:12 PM
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Sun conure screaming and I don't know why

Trien to figure out why my sun yells so much, he seems quiet enough when he is in his cage and seems eager enough to come out of the cage as well but everytime I or anyone else try to hold him, he just constantly yells. I'm not sure why.

Any advice on how to find this out? It mostly just, you pick him up, he is happy, you put him down on your shoulder or chest or something then he begin to bob his head back and forth and occasionly (Normally like 5 second intervals) begins to make noise.

I'm thinking it attention but I don't know.
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Old 06-20-2011, 09:48 PM
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Re: Sun conure screaming and I don't know why

He wants attention. My sun yells when I haven spent at least 2 hours with her. So she's always with me. After we hang out and cuddle a bit she's happy and content.
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Old 06-21-2011, 11:52 AM
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Re: Sun conure screaming and I don't know why

Make sure you're not reinforcing the screaming in any way.
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Old 06-21-2011, 12:03 PM
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Re: Sun conure screaming and I don't know why

Maybe he relates you holding him to feeding??? Brush up on your handfeeding & see if you're meeting his needs.
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Old 06-21-2011, 02:24 PM
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Re: Sun conure screaming and I don't know why

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Make sure you're not reinforcing the screaming in any way.
With sun conures it's impossible. There loudest overall bird in the parrot kindom. Rating it through db, periods of day, how often, and how long There gonna scream and there gonna chew. If you don't give them attention. Trying to ignore the scream. It gets louder and more consistent. sunnys require the attention. With other birds. It's easier to not re enforce it.
Sun conures are DEFINITLY an advanced bird to care for. If you can't Handel the scream. You shoulda thought about that before the bird was bought.
My sun is notthe screamer. I give herthe attention and treats she deserves. But by all means. Never ever give treats to a sreaming bird.
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Old 06-21-2011, 05:06 PM
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Make sure you're not reinforcing the screaming in any way.
With sun conures it's impossible. There loudest overall bird in the parrot kindom. Rating it through db, periods of day, how often, and how long There gonna scream and there gonna chew. If you don't give them attention. Trying to ignore the scream. It gets louder and more consistent. sunnys require the attention. With other birds. It's easier to not re enforce it.
Sun conures are DEFINITLY an advanced bird to care for. If you can't Handel the scream. You shoulda thought about that before the bird was bought.
My sun is notthe screamer. I give herthe attention and treats she deserves. But by all means. Never ever give treats to a sreaming bird.
As loud as they may be, they are no exception to basic behavior modification principles. You may not be able to STOP or PREVENT your bird from screaming (given its nature), but by reinforcing the behavior it will happen *more frequently*.
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:43 PM
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Re: Sun conure screaming and I don't know why

I agree, don't give in to the scream. It will only make it worse. Suns, Jendays, and Nandays are the loudest of the conures, from what I have seen and heard. I don't think they should ever be recommended to someone as a first parrot. People think they can handle the noise level, and then discover its louder than they thought.
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Re: Sun conure screaming and I don't know why

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I agree, don't give in to the scream. It will only make it worse. Suns, Jendays, and Nandays are the loudest of the conures, from what I have seen and heard. I don't think they should ever be recommended to someone as a first parrot. People think they can handle the noise level, and then discover its louder than they thought.
Agreed. Unfortunately Alex starts screaming as soon as he hears me preparing his formula (It's like him saying "FEED ME NOW") but other then that he's pretty good. He will scream if he sees someone at the door or if he gets overly excited (like the formula thing) but that's about it. He makes a good doorbell at least. Your always going to get screaming with these birds, but you don't want to encourage it by rewarding them for the behaviour.

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Re: Sun conure screaming and I don't know why

That's funny. Because I have a sun and by IGNORING her. It gets worse. They won't quiet down until you come. They won't. That's nature for you.
Sun conures are going to scream regaurdless of what you do.
There no quiet sun. There just is not. Jendays goldcaps and nandays are still diffrent. Suns are obnoxious and won't stop. If you want a sun conure your going to have to give it loads of attention and toys to keep entertained if you don't want them to scream.
Other that that they'll scream for YOU. What happens if you don't come. More screaming. Then what plucking. Then what mutilation. So if your gonna wait for her to quiet down before you praise attention good luck. Training is so much diffrent conures. Acually way diffrent. The only way to prevent screaming is by well not allowing to happen. Which puts us back at root one. ATTENTION. they require lots of it. Like a too.
My sun is not the screamer when I provide attention for more then 2 hours and purchase new toys every week.
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Re: Sun conure screaming and I don't know why

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Other that that they'll scream for YOU. What happens if you don't come. More screaming. Then what plucking. Then what mutilation. So if your gonna wait for her to quiet down before you praise attention good luck. Training is so much diffrent conures. Acually way diffrent. The only way to prevent screaming is by well not allowing to happen. Which puts us back at root one. ATTENTION. they require lots of it. Like a too.
Maybe this is true in your case, but not all cases are going to be this dramatic. I have a friend who has a sun. She only rewards good behavior. When he screams she quietly tells him he needs to hush if he wants attention. She waits until he stops and gives him a nut and tells him what a good boy he is for using his inside voice, and it works for the most part. Yes all suns will scream, its natural, but just like any other parrot, rewarding it and giving them attention while doing it only encourages. Your parrot is not going to start plucking because you try and teach him that screaming is not the way to get your attention. Right now he's being handfed, and just excited over the food. Thats natural.
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