Thanks again Robin, and all who have replied.
I think another thing that I'm going to try is to place some type
of plush toy such as a Birdy Buddy or some other type of "proxy
parrot" in Scratch's cage. He and Lucy weren't notorious
snugglers, but they would share a perch and preen each other from
time to time. Maybe that will distract him some.
Also, I have some home movies of our birdie family that contains
some good footage and lots of sounds of Lucy and Sammi chirping and
tweeting. If I can bear to watch this myself without falling
apart, would I be helping or hurting Scratch by allowing him to
watch this video? When I've played it in the past, all of the
birds would usually respond wildly to the calls coming from the