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Old 09-30-2017, 06:01 PM
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Re: Baby Green Cheeked Conure won't stop screaming

I'll second the crazy information game. I feel a complete idiot telling Syd where I am going, how long I will be etc. I make a great play of putting on my shoes etc and picking up my bag and I can see him carefully watching me as I leave. I have stood outside for a while to check any noise and he is fine. On the other hand if I simply go into the garden for a few minutes he knows the difference and will call until I return.

His latest trick if I don't reappear is to mimic the telephone. Presumably he has worked out that I generally appear to answer it! I am actually beginning to wonder just who is in charge!

I have made a habit now of treating with something gorgeous from his point of view each time I have to put him in the cage. Usually a sunflower seed that takes a few seconds concentration to eat by which time he has found something else in his cage to distract him, thus accepting that I am busy and being in his cage can be fun after all.
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Old 09-30-2017, 09:52 PM
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Re: Baby Green Cheeked Conure won't stop screaming

We got our baby when he was 13 weeks old. We’ve had him for 3 weeks now. He now understands what “I’ll be right back” (bathroom, water, etc) and “bye bye birdie, see you soon” (gone for extended period). The first couple of weeks was tough as he would contact call every time he couldn’t see us or thought we were too far from him. We would just call back “I’m here” or “Percy bird” so he would be reassured that he wasn’t alone. The behavior stopped progressing and began to be a quick chirp to check in if we forget to say we’ll be right back or we don’t come back in a couple of minutes.

If he’s weaned and he’s a baby, it might just be good to call back to him when he first starts to call. That way he knows you’re there and isn’t in a panic that he’s alone. It’s not necessarily rewarding him by running back to give him attention, but it is reassuring him.

It’s worked for us and our new baby.
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Old 10-01-2017, 05:34 AM
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Re: Baby Green Cheeked Conure won't stop screaming

everything above is great advice, for me unless it's bedtime my GCC is pretty much on me all the time. If I'm leaving to go to the store I leave the lights on, if I'm going to work at nigh I turn them off. Your bird will figure out the pattern and deal with it. If you want your bird on you don't sit on the stairs just go get him. Some battles aren't really battles it's just miscommunication. You will both figure it out.
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Old 10-01-2017, 03:14 PM
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Re: Baby Green Cheeked Conure won't stop screaming

I think this needs extensive qualification. most of these birds are absolutely capable of manipulative behavior. Perpetual Screaming in most adults is absolutely a learned and trained behavior, trained in by owner who come running at every screech. So OP does in fact need to be very cognizant of this in dealing with this behavior. Babies are a little different, yes, since there could be other issues (see unwueaned question above) and are a little more instinctual. But to treat an adult the same way you treat a baby is begging for behavior issues later on.

""And they most assuredly can and do throw tantrums when they don’t get their way. Every owner here can attest to this. I get lunged at every time I put my boy into his cage because he doesn’t want to go in. And he will occasionally kick up a fuss with contact calls right after in an attempt to get me to come let him out. I wouldn’t dream of responding to these less he learns screaming means coming out of cage. ""

In 40 years dealing with these amazing lil critters and dealing with "rescue" birds etc... the ones that had the most issues were ones that folks either attempted to raise like human babies...totally ignoring the 6 million years of instinct they are hatched with. or stuck em in a cage like a decoration. I cant speak for the problems you have with your critters or why you or others have them. But I can figure that ignoring a new baby screaming his contact calls in new home is not good for mental well being of that youngin. I hope no one disagrees.. It just breaks my heart the way some birdie parents wanna make their birds "seen and not heard". Ive seen some that stick em, cage and all in a closet, cover em up and ignore, hosed down with a spray bottle, and yeah...even physical abuse. It may achieve the goal..but at a huge cost. My critters can and will get noisy...heck they are suppose to. Its a bird thing. Heck if my oldest is squawking at me its because of something I did or didn't do. My youngest (a rescue) would go in a tizzy if I stepped out of sight, but a lil communication went a long way and hes settled down now nicely. I can leave the room, walk out the door, or even get a much needed nap with nary a peep out of em now. 90% of the issues that come up tween our 2 species can be worked out with communication...and then you can avoid possible (for real) bad behaviors being learned in the future. They are quick learners...but at the same time are programed by nature and one has to pay attention to that part of them... for the birds sake.
Oh and apologies to the OP... didn't intend to come across so hard... but its been HELL WEEK for me and now Im worried for the future of my youngins and where they are going to end up. They are very special to me and I value every moment I have spent with them and the time I have left.. Crossing fingers they end up with someone that thinks like a bird too!!

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Old 10-02-2017, 04:34 AM
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Re: Baby Green Cheeked Conure won't stop screaming

sounds like a contact call to me. Mine would do it whenever I was in the bathroom without him as he knew I was still around the house which is what he didn't like, if I was in he needed to be with me. try making noises as you are out the room, let him know you're still there, of course if he's like my conure let him out and with you unless you're cooking, even if you're going to the toilet or having a shower they want to be with you to feel secure. Think of it like you're big brother/sister right now, there to protect him. When you say right there do you mean when you're next to him or on the other side of the room? If you're near a door he could be worried you're about to leave and it could potentially be an alarm call meaning something scared him which is perfectly understandable.

What I did with the drawn out screams was just carry on with my day. I would enter the room when I needed to enter but paid no attention to him when I did, I would sit down and do my thing until he was quiet for a decent amount of time or turned to his clucking. that would be when I paid attention to him. He learnt pretty quick that the scream didn't illicit a response at all. It didn't make me appear, it didn't keep me away it didn't even make me notice him so he learnt quiet and nice noises got response from me in any form
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Re: Baby Green Cheeked Conure won't stop screaming

Hi I have a four mouth old for a little over a month now . So I am not expert . But it has taken Cody a month to really get use to the new cage and surroundings . He has just recently bonded with me letting me rub his neck ,falling asleep in my hands and most recently he is trying to feed me . So I would not expect to much to soon . I try to get Cody out several times a day to play . I have him on a set schedule up at 7am , fresh veggies , then play time at 8 am . Then back in his cage around nine . He's usually tired and thirsty by then . I would get a schedule set up if u haven't already . U might also try having some music or the tv on when u leave him. I have noticed that by evening Cody does not like a lot of stimulation . He will scream if he is over stimulated. I guess each bird is different . Eventually I think u will understand your bird better and he will calm down after he gets better acclimated .
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Old 10-05-2017, 03:15 PM
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Re: Baby Green Cheeked Conure won't stop screaming

Do you call back when out of sight? Seems to help my guy
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Old 10-05-2017, 08:59 PM
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Re: Baby Green Cheeked Conure won't stop screaming

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I absolutely do! With my choice of call!
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Old 10-06-2017, 04:19 AM
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Re: Baby Green Cheeked Conure won't stop screaming

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Do you call back when out of sight? Seems to help my guy
I absolutely do! With my choice of call!
I walk around making noises, normally just talking to myself about what I'm doing or clicking my tongue as I go
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Old 10-07-2017, 10:19 AM
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Re: Baby Green Cheeked Conure won't stop screaming

I just bring Clark with me. He's my buddy. He knows when I leave and if I have to do something unsafe like ....say pulling food out of the oven, I put him down out of the way and just endure the noise for 4 mins or so to cut up the pizza or lasagna or whatever.

But then again he doesn't call so much, he knows he gets more attention talking so I get more "COME ON!" COME ON!" then "shriek shriek".
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