Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Burnaby, BC
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3 questions. 1. Everytime she screams are you going back to her to tell her no, or goodnight? If so, you've trained her to yell for attention. Simplest way to fix this, as painful as it is, ignore her. She's got to learn shes not getting what she wants by being loud. My macaw did this when we first got her.
2. Are you giving her a night light or complete dark? KC was afraid of the dark, and needed to be reassured that she was not alone. Sounds like for her, she needs a period of low light, then dark. Shutting light off cold turkey can startle them badly, causing screaming.
3. What time are you starting getting her up, and putting her to bed? 1 am, WAYYY too late for birds to be up. I wake mine up at 9 am (8 30 am low light) and they get low light at 9 pm. Lights out at 10.
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
- Lou Holtz