If all else fails, show them the frozen chicken that you keep in
the freezer! They will get the idea!
On 3/02/08, MD wrote:
> I'll glady take the Loud ones !!! ;-) They would fit in good
> around here !! Or should i say hear ?!??!?? LOL !!!
> On 2/28/08, Bird Psycho wrote:
>> 1. Put the cages in a central location in the home.
>> 2. Don't react to the screaming; parrots love drama (no
>> running to them, no verbal responding, no eye contact, no food
>> to shut them up, nothing period.)
>> 3. Establish whisper or whistle call signals only.
>> 4. Parrots don't respond to "punishment". No yelling (yelling
>> is a call back), no water spritzes, no cage covers..., turn
>> your back and walk away works best.
>> 5. This is their way of telling you they want more attention.
>> Give it to them after they stop screaming only and then cut
>> back gradually if you have to only after they feel secure
>> again. It may take months.
>> 6. Help them learn to entertain themselves with a rotation of
>> new toys.
>> 7. Talk to them like you would a child. Try "I'll be right
>> back" and leave for an increasing amount of time, and make
>> sure you return with praise only when there is no screaming.
>> Make a fuss.
>> 8. Play a radio, or a small TV to reduce their seperation
>> Good luck.