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Hi all I have a Jenday Conure. I am ready to give up.. I an put up with the incessant noise on the morning and in the afternoon but he is screaming all day long, now my dog is getting frightened and runs to the bedroom when all this starts.
Basically he is jealous of my Cockatiels.. if he is out of the cage and go near the other cage he goes nuts. I have large aviaries and he is in his own cage b himself and he is out much of the day I pay lots of attention to him and he sits on me for a nice amount of time a day, not too much.

I used to be able to let all them out of the cage at the same time they were all friends now he attacks them I can't do that anymore.

Now he goes to their cage on his time out and hangs on their bars and taunts them.. My two birds are disabled they can't fly and when he does that they fall to the bottom the cage about 4 feet and have to climb back up and that is hard for them.
The other day he tried to attack them (in the cage) and when I tried to stop him he attacked me and bit me and drew blood.
I Adopted him so I don't know what went on before me. I can't take much more of the screaming and attacking. I am getting ready to rehome him. Any suggestions?
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While he is having his time out could you put a cushion or a blanket or anything on top of your cockatiels cage so that he can't sit on the top? I know it doesn't stop him from going to the sides but I don't think he would land on it as often

What things have you tried so far to stop the screaming?

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While he is having his time out could you put a cushion or a blanket or anything on top of your cockatiels cage so that he can't sit on the top? I know it doesn't stop him from going to the sides but I don't think he would land on it as often

What things have you tried so far to stop the screaming?
Thanks for your suggestion, I found that I just put a rack of packing pillow on top side of the cockatiels' cage and he doesn't realize he can't go to the side just by flying so far that has stopped that problem for now,,
For the screaming I turn off his light, and when it gets so terrible I put a towel just on the corner not to cover the entire cage just 1/8 of the top portion. That works somewhat. But I can't keep him covered all day...

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Barbara Heidenreich has great strategies for extinguishing behaviors.
http://goodbirdinc.blogspot.com/2008...aming-for.html
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Barbara Heidenreich has great strategies for extinguishing behaviors.
http://goodbirdinc.blogspot.com/2008...aming-for.html

Thanks I am reading it already I will try what she has to say but the situation is very different, My bird does not scream when I leave the room he screams when I come back.. Doesn't make sense I know.. I tried the letting him scream I tried everything...He just wants to sit on me that is the only time he is quiet but my dogs are upset then..

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She used to have a yahoo group where you could ask questions, not sure if she still does.

I hope you can find a solution without having to rehome her.
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"Thanks I am reading it already I will try what she has to say but the situation is very different, My bird does not scream when I leave the room he screams when I come back.. Doesn't make sense I know"

Our Sun/Jenday conure does the same at times. If he is in his cage, and we are not in the room, he will make some noise. If we go into the room he will start screaming LOUDLY. It usually stops when his cage door is opened. He will do it when he is out of the cage also. I usually get yelled at when I get home from work. He can be happily sitting in the midst of the rest of the family but when I walk in he lets me have it. If he is out of the cage and you leave the room he may call a couple times for you but not super loud, he then may try to locate you in another room. If he is successful, you do not get yelled at but sweetly greeted. It almost seems as if the loud screaming is his way of cussing you out for not doing what he wanted or being where he thought you should be.
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She used to have a yahoo group where you could ask questions, not sure if she still does.

I hope you can find a solution without having to rehome her.

It is funny but t is like they sense your annoyances and try to fix it by themselves. Suddenly he is sitting on me more a playfully rubbing me etc. I am realizing he may just want more time with me, actually on me.....
We will explore that more and see what happens, he used to like me playing my hand music box, maybe with the whistling and the box and attention we can work this out. I know birds have to vocalize but he was excessive..

Thanks for your help..
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If a parrot lives without a partner of his species he will chose his human as his partner.
And parrots don't share. In nature they are very close to their partners, so your pet won't understand why you leave the room and let him alone.
Would it be an option for you to get a nice bride for him?
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If a parrot lives without a partner of his species he will chose his human as his partner.
And parrots don't share. In nature they are very close to their partners, so your pet won't understand why you leave the room and let him alone.
Would it be an option for you to get a nice bride for him?
Oh no please one is enough.. I know all about him making me his mate but that would be the reason I could not get another one for him, he might think she was the enemy so to speak and then I will have two problems not one He is to combative. He almost attacked me this morning, I let him out before I tended to my Cockatiels. My mistake, I have to wait till he goes back in. I do not like fearing my pets.

Now since I figured I would give him more mommy time he is showing his aggression even more. He is nipping at my neck and hands more aggressively than before.. He is even biting at my clothing and banging me with his head yes I know some say that is love but that is not the kind of love I can tolerate.

thank you for your input I appreciate it.. I don't think anything is gong to halp at this point.. I have a decision to make.
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It is funny, this morning I got up and he flew into the bathroom and stayed there on my café curtains.. It is so quite, he found his new favorite place. I think he likes looking out the window.. I am in heaven sure do hope this becomes a habit...
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Maybe get him a stand next to a window then if he likes it ?

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Maybe get him a stand next to a window then if he likes it ?
Well the window is the key... also I do not allow him to just fly and land on my head or shoulder. He was taking over an I let him. Now when h lands on my head I take him and bring him to the window, I also have a shower perch that someone gave me and I put that on my sliding doors in the kitchen..

It is amazing how quiet he is it seems he is very happy with the window arrangement.

Just know I noticed he has been completely silent for an hour, I got so nervous I had to go and check on him. I thought he died or something..
He was still sitting on the curtains, and when I went in he said hello....

He came out and now is in his cage eating...

This is the most amazing thing I have seen, he is a completely different bird it is like Cesar Milan of the bird word came for a visit..

I don't have to re home him am sooo happy. I hope it stays like this..

Thanks for all your input..
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How wonderful for you both! I really do hope it stays this way for you. It's amazing what our birds like though isn't it?

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How wonderful for you both! I really do hope it stays this way for you. It's amazing what our birds like though isn't it?
It truly is amazing. He no longer sits and screams at me.. It is 8:30 am and all is very quiet, he made some insignificant noise but now is settled.

You see I have Tinnitus an noise actually is harmful to me I could not stand it any longer. It was not selfish of me but necessity that would have forced me to re home him.

Now the future looks bright for us. Maybe it is like a dog that becomes too attached to his owner and does no want anyone else around to interfere with the relationship.

So if this helps, do not let your bird take liberties with you, you tell it when it is allowed to sit on you he is not to control that situation. As soon as I broke that pattern he literally became a different bird. My home is quiet and pleasant with my beautiful little guy behaving so well.;

I may out a mirror in the cage but I am not sure I want to temp fate..
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That is awesome! I'm so happy for you!
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That is awesome! I'm so happy for you!
I am too, thank you. I just can't believe it ,I want to shout it to everyone that is having this problem, how I did it.. I am so relaxed now, my dogs don't run out of the room anymore.. the only time he squawks is when I am out of the room for awhile if I forget to talk to him while I am there.
I feel like a bird Cesar Milan... calm and assertive..
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