My recently returned Alexandrine parrot has her flock call changed

Razak3000

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Our beloved Alexandrine parrot (Tiko) who accidently flew away two years ago at the age of 7 was finally found 16 months later at a home 5 miles away after lots of advertising. Since her return, she has become more loving, does similar things she used to do and looks the same with the red marking on her wings exactly the same. However, her flock call has completely changed. Sometimes I wonder if we got the same parrot back. Does any one know if Alexandrine parrots change their flock calls completely during their lifetime. Many thanks
 

GambotheGreyt

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Our beloved Alexandrine parrot (Tiko) who accidently flew away two years ago at the age of 7 was finally found 16 months later at a home 5 miles away after lots of advertising. Since her return, she has become more loving, does similar things she used to do and looks the same with the red marking on her wings exactly the same. However, her flock call has completely changed. Sometimes I wonder if we got the same parrot back. Does any one know if Alexandrine parrots change their flock calls completely during their lifetime. Many thanks
Is she banded? I wouldn't imagine that someone bought a bird the same as yours and then gave it to you. 😁

I cannot comment to the call. Does she talk otherwise?
 
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Razak3000

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Is she banded? I wouldn't imagine that someone bought a bird the same as yours and then gave it to you. 😁

I cannot comment to the call. Does she talk otherwise?
I have banded her now after retrieving her. Lesson learnt! I rewarded the guy from whom we got her back by paying him 6 times more of what he paid for her originally.

She stopped talking many years before she flew away. She only used to make a flock call whenever she wanted my attention. She still does the same - the only difference is that her flock call has completely changed.
 

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Whenever I add a new budgie to my flock, the new bird’s vocalizations gradually change and become more similar to my older bird’s calls. I’ve read that families/ groups of birds have particular sounds/rhythm/ tones etc. unique to their group. I imagine if your bird was around other birds in the time that she was missing, she could very well have altered her flock call.
 
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Razak3000

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Whenever I add a new budgie to my flock, the new bird’s vocalizations gradually change and become more similar to my older bird’s calls. I’ve read that families/ groups of birds have particular sounds/rhythm/ tones etc. unique to their group. I imagine if your bird was around other birds in the time that she was missing, she could very well have altered her flock call.
Thank you. That's very comforting to know
 

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