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Parrots are naturally really noisy creatures and they can be prone to screaming tendencies. This high-level, audible shrieking is highly undesirable, so it’s important to minimize it to the greatest extent. The first thing you have to realize is that all parrots are going to make noise. They are noisy creatures. You have to accept a certain amount of noise coming from a bird or you can’t get one, because that’s just how they are.

But, here’s the important thing, we want to discourage them from screaming any more than they naturally would. We can’t make them not scream at all completely, because that’s just part of being a bird. But, what we can do is we can try to avoid encouraging them to scream more for our attention and for other reasons. So, the strategy to reducing human-induced screaming is to avoid reinforcing screaming altogether.

So, if your parrot is screaming for your attention, the absolute worst thing you could possibly do is to come over and give the parrot attention or try to do something to get it to stop screaming. Anything and everything you do to try to make your parrot not scream, whether it’s to come over, to yell at it, to give it food, to give it toys, at that point you are rewarding the screaming and only encouraging it to scream more and more whenever it wants those things.

So, the most important thing you can do when your parrot screams is to ignore it. Do not walk over. Do not talk to it. Do not shout back. Do not give it food. Simply by avoiding any reaction to the screaming in the first place, you are most likely to not encourage anymore screaming than that very bare minimum. With time, parrots learn to scream less just because it doesn’t do anything.

They might still have their morning and evening screaming or vocalization sessions where they’ll make some noise. But, if you do not go over and encourage it further, they will not do it all the time. Also, it’s really good to do trick training and flying sessions with your parrot, because when they spend their energy they become quieter and more mellow throughout the day. So, there are some tips for you about reducing screaming in your parrot.

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30 Responses

  1. Mrwrubro
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    Great. I hate what i think is my budgies screaming but i guess it will continue to happen. Its when the budgie calls to other budgies and mine do it all the time. But i guess this will help a little

  2. Listering
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    What if it screams when u touch it?

  3. kevin spyxBoy
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    I'm not sure but ,if anyone else wants to uncover parrot training books try Pycanta Parrot Tips Protocol (should be on google have a look ) ? Ive heard some awesome things about it and my buddy got cool results with it.

  4. Genther Gilborn
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    same thing applies to kids.

  5. Dean Oswell
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    while hearing what you saying…it makes sense
    all good and well. but what if the parrot is screaming and continues to do so..in the day *while one is sleeping* ( work some late shifts))
    IS there a solution ?

  6. umber javaid
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    My parrot is extremely greedy he wants to eat everything. Always staring at food even at glass of water. I give him everything to eat but still he keeps looking at my plate and continue screaming. I am fed up with this behaviour. Planning to sell it :(

  7. kitty kay
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    Once i sat on my bird and i didnt know that he was there and i sat on his head i didnt see him and he was screaming i didnt know what to do so i went on youube and then he was screaming weirdly he never sount like that

  8. E state
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    what kind of bird is sherman?

  9. lucaz
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    why are they slepping

  10. Lo
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    I've been binge watching your videos, because I really want a parakeet! Unfortunately, my parents keep saying no but I really want someone to socialize with me when I'm alone☹️ Any suggestions?

  11. Lasha Shantadze
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    If he sees someone is eating he tries to smash the door

  12. Lasha Shantadze
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    My African grey always screams and he talks a little bit because he doesn't listen

  13. FierceEventer NB8
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    I did this and it worked!

  14. henrique zapelini
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    my uncle had a parrot… he screamed with it but louder. he kinda stopped with the screaming

  15. Newfiebullet6 80
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    Yeah just leave it alone we have tried that with my pet budgie and it did not work at all he just got worse

  16. mirajane strauss
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    Can I scream back to the parrot?

  17. Laura Brueckel
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    I'm getting a budgie for my b-day and I want to know how to get in to not poo on you. Btw my birthday is October 17 so help me!

  18. Neryssa111
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    So my bird screams for a lot of things like in the morning around 6:00 it starts yelling and at 7:30 it starts yelling

  19. Obligon
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    I honestly don't mind the screaming my Cockatoo does.

  20. Raspberry
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    When i approach his cage, my parrot screams like crazy because hes very excited to come cuddle and play. What i do is wait until hes quiet to open the cage. After a couple of days, he already learned!

  21. THE PRISONER6
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    Michael must have studied BEHAVIORAL CONDITIONING at some point, as in BEHAVIORAL PSYCHOLOGY…which is almost a must for any animal training..,,,,it's basic REWARD AND CONDITIONING,,,which works on YOU as well…the parrot is getting a conditioned response from you as well..

  22. Elakia Gracias
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    my parrot screams at all time ,when i want to go close to it it screams its like its scared of people,i thought this was because it was a new parrot so its not used to the environment ,but its 4 months already it still scared of me

  23. Said Saidovish
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    interesting points ,if anyone else wants to learn about how to train a parrot to talk try Pycanta Parrot Tips Protocol (do a google search ) ? Ive heard some decent things about it and my buddy got excellent success with it.

  24. Lena Cahrston
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    Can parrots sing songs?

  25. Dinuka Dhananjaya
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    Thanks for advices

  26. Samantha
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    Can I cover my birds cage with it's night-time summer blanket?

  27. AEOsama
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    They never stop screaming unless if you bind the screaming with a negative experience , like starvation , or water spray , if you try the ignore method they just don't care and don't understand what ignore is , they keep screaming.

  28. Subodh Chaudhary
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    through your video i can get the knwoledge regarding parrot

  29. tayyab ali
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    what parrot is that?

  30. Max Persson
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    mi birds sing on the morning and i like it (dey are smal birds)

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