Treatment Type: Lifestyle Products
Rated for: Yellow-crowned Amazon
Mandeville, Louisiana, United States
Posted Jan. 20, 2019
I wouldn't say my birds have ever had a real screaming problem, but a Yellow-crowned Amazon has a powerful set of lungs, while a Peach-faced Lovebird has a rather high-pitched call that can be annoying out of proportion to the bird's size.
You will need to identify the cause of the screaming, but my Amazon rarely calls "wolf." If I look around and there is no visible problem to be seen (usually a smaller bird that has somehow let itself out of its cage), then the bird probably hears something. Sirens, street noise, kids playing in the street... whatever. I soften the impact of that by playing music. Not entirely sure what gets the Peach-faced Lovebird going. When I first adopted her, she could indulge in some screaming, but I soon learned that this energetic bird loves to listen to music, especially during her free flight time. This doesn't have to be nice soft meditation music either. She's the perfect bird to hang out with when I'm live streaming a rock concert or playing something else that's fairly noisy. She doesn't try to sing along, either. She lets the professionals do the singing. This isn't guaranteed to work for everybody, but it's always worth a try. The truth is, it might work because it gives us an excuse to spend more quality time together. Humans and birds both share a love of music.