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What to do?

When I adopted my Jenday Conure Charlie a few years ago I did do research.. I asked the owners (but did not listen to much) It did say that they are noisy. It said that they mostly were noisy on he morning and the evening.

And for almost a year that was basically true then he started to go beyond to appoint I really can't take it. If I pass by the other aviaries or talk to the other birds or feed or interacted in any way he would go into a tantrum for an hour or more.

I have very acute hearing and his screaming is hurting my hearing. My doctor thinks if I keep Charlie I may have permanent damage due to the incessant screaming. I love Charlie, if I didn't I would have rehomed him long ago. He loves me I think that is his problem he is too attached.

Once I accidently forgot he was soon my shoulder and I went out the door I stopped short and he fly out.. He went around the house to the tree in my front yard. I stood there for two hours trying to talk him down... He actually came back to me.. He stops screaming in the evening when I cover his cage,, but can't keep him covered all day.


any suggestions on how to calm him down a bit, or do you think we both might feel better if I let him go to a home where he may be with other Conures..?? Thanks
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Hi Rosemarie,
I think Charly is your only Jenday conure. So he choose you as his partner, and he doesn't want to share you. That's normal parrot behavior.
He might stop screaming all the day if you buy him a Jenday lady. Would that be an option?
Please look here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDC6...4&feature=plcp

These are no jendays, but the video tries to explain why we humans can't be the only partner of a parrot.
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And what would happen if that was not true and I wound up with two screaming Jendays?

Thanks for the suggestion but I think I will pass..
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If another Jenday is absolutely no option for you you could begin to work with Charlie.
Please ignore him when he screams and praise him when he is quiet. You can also give him a little reward (treat) when he shows the behavior you want.
Perhaps you'd like to start clicker training?
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Don't get an additional conure. From my experience, two conures are considerably worse than one and will encourage each other to scream. They are very loud and high pitched birds unfortunately and don't suit most people. If his screaming is going to cause potential health issues for you then perhaps you should consider finding him a new home. I know it would be hard, especially as you've been trying for so long. If you can't enjoy having your bird though it's only going to make you both miserable

Sadly, they're a species that you can't break the screaming out of. Not because they're untrainable, but because even if you do manage to get it to being less frequent, it's still going to be bad in those times where they are being vocal

I'm assuming that sitting by the window no longer works?

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Thank you all I have really tried everything. And no as I said another Conure is not going to happen.
I tried to ignore the bad times that does not work he seems to gets more angry if I do not pay attention to him.
He does like the window still but for some reason he doesn't like it as much as he did.

I did find something that is working for now. It seems he likes half of his cage covered around 4 in the afternoon. Just on one side he still gets to look out my garden window which is very large and he can see the trees etc.
I think he is losing sleep being so close to my in the living room.. I will just have to make due, since I cannot bring myself to give him up.
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It could be his lack of sleep that is causing him to act up. Maybe try giving him a sleeping schedule and see how he gets on then?

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