I've suffered ever since.Here is their dreadful call. Ok I am a dog rescuer usually.where I live in the apts I met a woman who had a cockatiel.personally never been much of a bird person don't like things flying at me,over me,towards me.anyway,she was good w him ,he seemed happy.bathe w her,hang around out of cage..etc. I think he just wants extra attention lol. He's only quiet if he's in total darkness. I just tried ringing someone in my neighbourhood, he said please call back as he had a bird fly into his bedroom. We have been talking, crying , laughing out loud, etc since we were born and started to have a voice. I noticed right from the start that the male was much harder to socialize than the female. I'm wondering if it's a mating thing. What really gets me, is when the females decide to squawk back. Many Robbins dont migrate. Even when the male passed away she screamed. I have tried to figure out what type of bird it is. But the Koel is much more annoying imo! And now you know of something torture wise worse than Waterboarding! Totally disagree on the topic discussed here. Look out for local predators or pests, like squirrels or larger birds. I'll definitely be trying some of these tips to encourage him away from screaming (if I can) and into some other vocalization. There's a reason it's used quite literally as a form of torture and psychological breakdown! They seem yo be everywhere. I'm sorry and thank you for showing me that I'm being stupid and for reminding me how good I have it. She was fine for about a year and now the thing will not shut up. I'd need a lot of fake owls, as my tormentor can be heard at distances of up to 300 km. These buggers !!!http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Koel. Save your criticisms for yourself. I partially cover the cage with a blanket and put him in a room with soothing classical music. If I’m not right next to the cage he/she (I don’t know if he/she is a boy or a girl) he/she will scream. if it is too warm, too cold or even too loud the stress can cause them to become very ill and even can be fatal. I don't know what it looks like. There's a lot of chirping at first but as the days go by, the chirping should slow down. February 27, 2019 at 9:36 am #1838932. Would you like to live with a guy who tortures you if you want to go to the bathroom or take a bath or even eat and he beats you up if you do? Good luck with your birds! No it's not a plover. It’s completely pointless you owning her if you hate her and aren’t willing to be kind to her. The female loved to interact with me and learned tricks right away. If you have to squirt a bird, put him in another room , and blast music which is stressful to him, then I think maybe it's time to re home him to someone who has more experience , and patience with birds! Lv 5. That's $375AU before postage.Maybe trying to get the sound recording and blasting it through some speakers could be worth a try. Why does he do this? maybe adding another female will change the dynamics of the "social structure"? My male parakeet screams if he hears someone talking. As well as everything else. I get a little desperate sometimes and have tried everything I can think of to resolve the issue and get him to be quiet. Bird netting is placed around areas of your house that birds use for nesting or resting. I know I can't be the only one who owns a parakeet like this! It will help to muffle out the noises. If I'm thinking of the same kind as the original poster these birds DON'T HAVE a pretty sounding voice at all. I played it to see if that was it and all the birds nearby freaked out and flew away. 2 males and 1 female. I don't support. I think its just because I have been doing plenty of uni work sitting in the same place all day so the noise is just so irritating. Good luck! Two of my parakeets are American parakeets (males), and the other two are European parakeets (females). The thing about birds is that they're enormously loud. The screaming is just a high energy expression. Pesky little buggers but once mating season is over it will let up. Yep. Trust me, I've owned 3 parakeets. When none of the other things work, I put him in time out. They start at around 4am and its lovely. It is not meant to substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, or formal and individualized advice from a veterinary medical professional. Diana Cortez-Kisinger on December 03, 2017: You have described my male parakeet to a T. He drives me insane and I am an inch from letting him fly the coup, but I won't. I could hear her when I was coming home from work and going up the 3 flights of stairs. Nothing I've tried has solved the problem completely, but here are some things I've found that make it a little bit better. This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. SQUAWK! You sound impatient and unprepared. I actually tell my family to keep the cat inside in the mornings bec all the birds go ape shit when a cat is out. Like you said it's almost like they can't communicate without screaming. CJ - your response is completely useless. Hope this helps! It's as if he doesn't know how to communicate without squawking. An then start squaking for food. oh I have these as well. I've given him a ton of attention, but he still screams (and he still freaks out when I get near him). He guards the food when she tries to get near the food bowl, so every time he goes near her while she's eating, he gets a squirt. That being said, I was glad to see that I'm not the only one having this experience with my bird because I thought I was just lousy at bonding with him, but it turns out some budgies are just psychos apparently. I hate plovers the most though. There's no trees in my backyard, they are all in the park behind the house. The screaming actually started around when i was 7 weeks pregnant, im 28 weeks now. 3. If her squawking bothers you that much then for Christ’s sake surrender her to an avian sanctuary. He has his own food and water and toys in there. Just cover budgie with a dark blanket and stay in room for company. those two get into shrieking contests. They get very noisy and chatter constantly. I gave him back asa i realized hes just going to get me mad. I have two and they dont catch birds because its highly possible to train them not to if you take the time. Believe it or not, chirping is how we birds talk and express our feelings. Have you tried covering the cage to quiet him? It's a powder that you can mix in with their food and it calms them down. How do you handle it? They've always been well-tempered, social birds that I can get along with very easily—they chirp in the morning and whistle back and forth with me. Since you live in a warmer climate, have tou tried a little fresh air & filtered sunshine? I played it to see if that was it and all the birds nearby freaked out and flew away. About six months after getting these birds, I began to notice a real behavior problem with the male. 0 0. My cockatiel is similar. getting a going armed in public charge for a bird, Depending on how close you can get to the bird try some kids toys some might have the range and while they wont kill the bird they can annoy them enough that they move on. I decided on a male this time because my past female parakeet died from egg binding and I didn't want to go through that again.