Everything this person says is right on.......we are part of
the flock and flock calls work. Nice job. Our flock call is
a whistled "Mr. Peepers" - 4 notes. Short & simple. He
returns it right away. I wish I had a laundry room.....
> This is an insecure bird trying to maintain contact with its
> flock. You are part of the “flock”.
> Poor little guy can not figure why you would leave and not
> stay in contact! And where are you going?
> One of the first things to do is take the birds for a walk
> around the house. They need to know the lay of the house &
> that there are no dangers. It also helps them understand
> where you go when they can not see you.
> Take the walk & explain the rooms each day with each bird,
> after a time once a wk should be good.
> They need to understand the house is not a danger & the
> house is there home
> When I leave the room I explain where I am going with the
> same words used during the house tour. This is the laundry
> room, -I am going to the laundry room etc,
> Greys pick up words & will start to understand where you are
> going & what is going on.
> It takes a bit of time, & no yelling on your part is
> allowed. It also helps if the house is quiet
> So they can hear what is going on & do not have to yell over
> the TV or radio
> -You will not have a quiet bird in a loud house.
> -Next when you are in another room make a call, I
> use “WooHoo” Use something you want them to repeat! This
> will be your flock contact call.
> My Grey needed a sound to use when he was upset & needed to
> call to me. WooHoo was a sound I could stand.
> Do not go running to them after they start yelling,
> understand why they yell & work with it.
> The above can work if there other needs are being met.
> Proper food, cage layout, toys, lighting, sleep time, quiet
> time, play time, face time with you.
> Etc. etc.
> Try to think like a "flock creature"
> good luck