We usually have found our birds chirping very loud in the vicinity. Bird screaming is a natural phenomenon. Birds are very vocal animals. The Avians usually fly in numbers and to reach out the other flock, they scream. If we are having a bird as a pet in our home, then we must not force them to remain shut. Instead, we must learn to tolerate up to a certain level.
Bird screaming is something that many want to find the solution of. But it is not as we think, that vocalization of birds is due to many factors which affect them psychologically. If they are communicating in a flock, they ought to chirp louder if they are not getting the responses from the group.
Birds tend to make noise and celebrate the sunrise as well as the sunset. Doesn’t matter if they are pet or stray. Some birds often make noises throughout the day. Their vocalization period may rise up-to 20 mins at a time. The wild birds often scream out loud to inform the others in the flock about the imminent danger from the predators. So obviously, pet birds will follow the same. Such means of communication is normal but if it’s done regularly for a long time, it’s something that you need to brainstorm about.
Contact calls are very common in birds and in fact, is every Birds’ behaviour to do so. If they are separated from the flock, they are seen chirping loudly calling out the mates to locate them. In response, the flock sends the signal and if not received by the troubled bird, its screaming gets louder in anticipation of getting heard by the flock.
In the home, in confinement, it may feel to the bird of being left over when we go to work, switch to the other room. So to let us feel, it will call out. If the response is not made by us, the calls will get louder and consequently, might turn into screaming which makes us worry.
Causes of Excessive Screaming
Many pet owners often have the question, why do birds scream? If you have that question too then here are the possible reasons for the same.
- Illness, Deficiency of nutrients due to diet may cause the problem in the bird. It is better to supply enough nutritious elements to them to make their immune strong. Get your pet diagnosed by a veterinarian to be completely sure about the pet.
- A change in the family members may be caused by the addition of new member in the family, or of a sudden loss of a member close to the pet’s heart. It also may happen that the transfer of a person from the home to somewhere else may make the pet feel alone and be the reason for their scream.
- Loneliness due to a sudden change of routine, due to long workdays or spending of time at holidays may make them feel lonely. This might affect them and bore them and to keep themselves self-engaged, they might chirp out strongly.
- It might also happen that it is jealous of some other pet residing in the house. It expects the owner to give sufficient time to it but may happen that the importance is snatched away by the other pet. It also may get jealous of the owner paying more attention to family members than the pet itself. This may become one of the reasons for its screaming.
- Deficiency of sleep due to various factors such as change of location of the cage, too much sunlight falling straight on the rills of the cage, different household activities making noise are the reasons for an inadequate amount of sleep.
Reducing Excessive Screaming
We should know that screaming is normal behaviour for a parrot. We should not put any effort into eliminating the screams but instead give a helping hand in reducing or minimizing the noise. Mind you that this will require a lot of patience and a high amount of consistent nature.
- Create a diary and record all of the parrot screaming along with the time. Also, make sure the basic needs of the parrot are fulfilled. Record what happened before the screaming, what changes in the family took place, what was the environment inside the house, what was the time duration. This will help you to identify the state of nature in which parrot is and serve as a boon in reducing the constant calls of the parrot.
- It is believed that you must release the pet from the cage for 3-4 hours per day. This will allow the bird to flap a bit more and utilize the energy stored in the wings. You should take this time talking with the parrot so that it might refresh the pet’s mood a bit. Birds are very much socialized and require us to stay in touch with them. We should call the vet if any sudden change is seen in the behaviour. Note that injured birds will scream louder and must be taken to the vet immediately.
- It is also notable that they often vocalize at some point in the day when the group of the same species does. For a parrot, this time phase may be in the early morning or late afternoon when the squad goes through the same.
- Another important aspect is to praise the bird when it is behaving the best. We can praise them by letting them play with a toy, appreciate them vocally or give them a special feast. This will boost up the bird morally. Note that we should not bribe the bird during its worst behaviour by providing these things else it will ruin its nature. During their worst behaviour, it is up to us to teach them to talk normally instead of going out loud. This may help on a long-term basis.
Above discussion is made on the aspect of screaming birds. Bird screaming, as in most cases is normal as it is the way of communication. This may be serious only in a few cases. It is, as discussed, possible to decrease the vocalization of birds with above-mentioned techniques. We should always put our efforts in reducing and surely not preventing it as in most cases, it is the nature of the avians. For more details, Visit Petsnurturing.