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Re: Oh My Gosh Am I the Only One???

Posted by Bird Psycho on 3/03/08
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    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
    >> anxiety.
    >> Good luck.