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Mason and I went to the pet store the other day that we always go to for me to pick up bugs for my Reptiles.
Well they have a resident African Grey (who is lovely), she seems to be very happy as she never makes any random loud noises (well, one time I was in she did) and she always talks to the people in the shop and cat calls at people, lol.
They also have a resident Peach Faced Lovebird though whom I sort of feel bad for. He's in one of those Vision cages, and so it's too small, and he doesn't really have any toys at all. He is always just sitting there when I go in. :\
But anyways, the other day when we were in I experienced for the first time the high pitched squeaks that Lovebirds do....
My ears bled I think, LOL. We were standing right beside the bird so when he started doing it I jumped!
He is adorable though, I wish they would get him a bigger cage and lots of toys though!



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Poor fella! They are extremely loud little things, you tend to hear them in the background of most of my videos

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It surprised me! I have only ever heard them making their happy noises but I guess Hooty (Lovies name) decided that he wanted someone to pay attention to him, ha.



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Well, it's no wonder the poor thing screamed. Going by your description, he has a miserable life...
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I wouldn't say he has a miserable life.....

He gets constant attention from the employees at the store and customers and he is in the company of their African Grey.



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They are very loud....especially for such a small bird, I wonder how people in apartments keep them (or probably don't--even though they are a good size)

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My lovie isn't too bad for noise, but when he is sitting on my shoulder and gets bored, I swear he looks directly into my ear and screams as loud as her can. It's enough to stop that ear from being able to hear for a minute haha. Even my roommate, who is 90 percent deaf in both ears has commented on just how loud Kuzco is when he wants attention!

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Lol, I can definitely see that! Tiny bird, big voice!



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My peach faced was VERY shrill! The second my husband and I would get out of bed upstairs at 5am and she would hear the floor boards creak from downstairs and start flock calling even though she was still covered. I only had her about 4 months before she passed away but the entire time I couldn't hear my parrotlet because she drowned him out. I still don't understand how some people claim p'lets to be louder birds than Lovies. We live in a townhouse and she wasn't quite loud enough to ever attract attention from neighbors....just enough to get get on your nerves. :P

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They are very loud....especially for such a small bird, I wonder how people in apartments keep them (or probably don't--even though they are a good size)
One of my neighbors used to have two lovebirds. She kept them on the balcony a lot, probably because they were loud in the apartment. Her building was across the parking lot from mine, and I could hear the lovebirds screaming a lot.
They were the cutest little things though.

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I love Lovebirds, not sure I could handle their "peeping" though, hahahaha.



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Yeah I really surprised at how loud they were too. And they make noise a lot like budgies do but just louder! Plets hardly make any noise at all and they have a fraction of the volume of a lovebird when they do. I don't see how people could begin to compare the two.

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Lol yeah no kidding. I loved my Budgies and their constant chatter, I miss it. Really glad they weren't that loud though :P



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Yeah I really surprised at how loud they were too. And they make noise a lot like budgies do but just louder! Plets hardly make any noise at all and they have a fraction of the volume of a lovebird when they do. I don't see how people could begin to compare the two.

My male plets tend to chime in together and get very loud. But at least they have quiet moments, where budgies never stop chattering...

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I wouldn't say he has a miserable life.....

He gets constant attention from the employees at the store and customers and he is in the company of their African Grey.
I would. A bird in a store lives under a terrible light schedule and lights. It never goes out of his cage. It doesn't get a large range of fresh produce and, most often, none at all. It doesn't have a chosen human or, in this case, a mate or companion (the gray doesn't qualify). And the customers are nothing but strangers and the only thing they add to his life is stress.

Lovies are only screamers when upset or when they feel the need to make constant contact calls (because they get no reply) so the fact that he screams so much and so loudly is a clear sign that he is not a happy camper.
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I would. A bird in a store lives under a terrible light schedule and lights. It never goes out of his cage. It doesn't get a large range of fresh produce and, most often, none at all. It doesn't have a chosen human or, in this case, a mate or companion (the gray doesn't qualify). And the customers are nothing but strangers and the only thing they add to his life is stress.

Lovies are only screamers when upset or when they feel the need to make constant contact calls (because they get no reply) so the fact that he screams so much and so loudly is a clear sign that he is not a happy camper.
You obviously didn't understand my post. This is the first and ONLY time I have heard this bird scream. I go in to that shop multiple times a week and he is always quiet and either beak grinding or chortling to himself.
Both of the shop Parrots (Grey and Lovie) get pellets and fresh produce daily.
The Grey is out on his play stand with toys and food all day and both birds are put in the back of the shop in their sleep cages at night so that they can sleep soundly (away from the lights that are left on).
This pet store is top notch. They take absolutely AMAZING care of ALL of their animals. 90% of the animals they sell in the store are from local breeders (ethical, reputable breeders, not "mills").
Their Rabbits, Cats, and sometimes Puppies, Birds, and other small animals are all in the store from local rescues to get adopted.

Please don't assume things when I never said anything about the Lovie screaming all the time and I didn't mention their diet, etc.



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Well, then that store is unique because I've never seen or heard of a pet store like that. Kudos to them. Let's hope they don't have to close down.
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They are extremely popular and are always really busy, so I doubt they'll shut down ever. They have rescue events at their store frequently and the owner is a member of the local Reptile Association and is quite involved in the local Pet shows, etc as well.



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Your pet store sounds amazing. It's a shame they can't all hold that high standard of care. My pet store is pretty good. Not great, but definitely not bad. They have a difficult time selling their birds because we are a small town and the demand just isn't there. So they compensate by making sure all the birds have nice, large cages that are kept clean with plenty of toys. They're all on pellets and veggies and they all get out of cage time, except the budgies, who live in an aviary-type thing. They also get full spectrum lighting. My lovie was lonely, so I bought him, but most of their other birds do quite well. I think pet stores are just like any other animal facility, some put their animals first, and some don't.

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Exactly Ariel. I try not to support big box pet stores like PetSmart or small chain stores that are only in it for the profit. But when I found this pet store and saw how amazing it was and how well they take care of ALL of their animals (not just the furry kind) then I definitely wanted to support THAT.
So I get my feeders (bugs) for my Geckos there all the time and all of my supplies, etc, and they are always so great. ^_^



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