Im having an issue with Albie and i need some help.

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He has taken to waking up at 4:30 am every morning for the past couple of weeks. Now it wouldn't be an issue if it wasn't for the screaming, and I can't have him waking the neighbours. We get up pretty quickly , but when we do , he usually falls back to sleep with in 30 mins.

It doesn't matter what time I put him to bed 7pm,10pm,midnight, he will start screaming at 4:30

He is covered because he now prefers it, our room where his sleep cage is , is dark with black out curtains and usually around 18Β°c

I'm at a loss of what to do and I do t do well when I have disturbed sleep. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated
 

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With the precision of the timing, something is waking your Parrot-up either within your home or just outside. Likely a light or noise.

If you are not covering your Parrot's sleeping cage, consider covering, by starting on one side that faces a window or door.
 
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With the precision of the timing, something is waking your Parrot-up either within your home or just outside. Likely a light or noise.

If you are not covering your Parrot's sleeping cage, consider covering, by starting on one side that faces a window or door.
We already cover his cage and it's fully wrapped up haha so I don't think it's light .

I can't think of any noises it could be either.

Last night/this morning we lifted his covers so he could see it was still dark and he did settle back down for a couple of hours .
 

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Is the cover really black? Is there some bird or something that does it's dawn chorus that early that he can hear? Would it be worth moving him somewhere else to break the habit? If he is in your room perhaps there is something that you do that wakes him - could he go somewhere else even if it's only when you go to bed? The only other thing I can think of is some sort of white noise. A very low volume radio perhaps near the cage so just he can hear it. Gosh if Syd started that I would go ape. I have to say that Syd is very prone to habitual behaviour so perhaps it will take a complete change to shift it.

ps the only other thing I do is cover him on top of his blackout cover with a blanket. I do it in winter for extra warmth but it also acts as a bit of a sound barrier.
 
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Is the cover really black? Is there some bird or something that does it's dawn chorus that early that he can hear? Would it be worth moving him somewhere else to break the habit? If he is in your room perhaps there is something that you do that wakes him - could he go somewhere else even if it's only when you go to bed? The only other thing I can think of is some sort of white noise. A very low volume radio perhaps near the cage so just he can hear it. Gosh if Syd started that I would go ape. I have to say that Syd is very prone to habitual behaviour so perhaps it will take a complete change to shift it.
Yeah it's really black inside his cage when it's covered

It could possibly be the dawn chorus

We are going to try leaving him in his day cage tonight, I'm just worried he's gonna wake my neighbours.

We did think it could possibly be us tossing and turning alot, but it's never bothered him before as he's been in our room for about 12 months ish now
 

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My bird will wake up when the outdoor birds start singing and there's one species that starts up 330-4am!

I use a radio with classical music near his cage, blackout curtains on the windows, and then cover most of his cage and it seems to work well for him. He's the type to quietly start playing if I don't get up after his first query call, though - this morning I accidentally slept late and woke up to the sound of him eating his overnight pellets but otherwise hadn't heard him. That's all to say I don't know how helpful white noise or music might be for Albie but maybe try different types of music for a couple days?
 

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Tge mockingbird start singing at 330 am here! Ugh....
You can always try not cover as some birds do better if they can see when they hear weird stuff. I have some that get night flights when covered.
Good luck
 

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The outside birds start singing at about 4:30. I bet he can hear them.

I’m in a small city and there are no songbirds downtown. My birds sleep in later.
 

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