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Old 11-16-2011, 07:55 PM
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Hi parrot lovers. My boy is now nearly 6 months old. He is so attached to me it's getting alittle too much. When I'm not home and I'm at work he plays in his cage and mummbles to himself. But as soon as I get home and he hears my voice he starts his loud screeching and squawking. Ive tried ignoring him and only going to his cage when His quiet but when he sees me he goes nuts and try's whatever he can to try and get out and be with me. I open his cage and he flys straight to me. I'm still hand feeding him his formula(is this still normal) plus he has his fruits and veggies fresh every day. He just always wants to be with me. When his with me I think he try's preening me hair or licking my ears. Don't know what his doing to me but it's so cute. When I feed him I still feed him with a spoon. When he gets full he starts attacking the spoon and making these crazy hi pitched sounds??? Is this playing??? I just want the screaming to stop. I try and ackonowledge when he is quiet but nothing has worked yet. When do they start talking??? Other than that things are so sweet. Loves his baths and loves the blow dryer. Lol.
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:08 PM
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Re: Need some advice

My OWA does the same thing. I think he watches out the window & starts when my car pulls in the drive. I can hear him screaming from outside! I never tried to make him quiet. I spoil him & sprint up to let him out the second I get in the door. It makes me feel special. LOL
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:26 AM
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No wonder you have a problem on your hands, I see these mistakes being made all the time with these birds. It is a learned behavior & I am sorry to say you have reinforced this behavior by rewarding him. Huss you may have to get some professional help from someone like Jim McKendry. Because there is nothing nice when an eclectus starts to scream 24/7. I think some tough love is in order now. As far as talking goes he should be starting to say a few words like hello but then again some take a bit longer. But over the next 6 months keep repeating the words you want him to say. Once he starts to talk he will pick up stuff all the time.

Tammy i am sorry but i don't think your doing your bird any favours by reinforcing that behavior when a quite bird will greet you with much more pleasant sounds & still make you feel welcome. When ever i come home my parrots greet me with a hello darling I love you I think that's pretty special. I hope you have great neighbours. LOL.
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Old 11-17-2011, 05:29 AM
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I really think you're doing your parrot a disfavour by spoiling him... Down the track he might have to be rehomed, which could cause a lot of trouble for the bird... I try to get my birds as independently as possible... They're still very tame, but don't rely on me for entertainment.
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Old 11-17-2011, 02:51 PM
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Just something to think about. What would the parent birds do if their 6 month old chick was begging for food & screaming in her ear. She would fly away & leave it. She would let this baby know by her body language she wasn't happy with it's behavior. We have taken on that role & we must teach these baby parrots how to be independant & able to entertain themselves by offering all sorts of enrichment. Human imprinting isn't doing the parrot any good what so ever.
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