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A little screaming...

So felix and I have been doing great, We've been bonding and playing haha. He loves to play in my hoodie and bite all ove the strings. But recently, if he doesnt get his way he screams. If i put him in his cage and he wants out he screams. If i leave the room he screams. If i put him on top of his cage to play, he screams, and if its night time and he screams when i put the cover on but quites up eventually and sleeps. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on how to curb this nasty habbit haha?

So far if he screams I ignore it completely. I do clicker train so I've been putting him in the cage when im home so he knows he wont always be out when im home. Then he will scream. Once he has stopped screaming for 5 minutes i click and then treat through the cage. Then walk away. Sometimes he stops and no more issues. But sometimes he will keep on keeping on. So I wait until he has been quite for 10 minutes. Then click and treat. And so on and so on. It works sometimes and doesnt others.

I was just wondering if this was good or bad?
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How old is Felix and what type of bird is he?

Babies tend to be vocal when they can't be near "mommy". I know my boy Phoenix will scream when I leave the room (doesn't matter if he's in or out of the cage) and then when I come back where he can see me he stops immediately.

Clicker training is a very good thing to do, it could take some time to train him to stop though. You also have to realize that (if he's a Macaw) they are known for screaming so you might have to put up with some. It's a good thing to train him that he's not going to be out all the time when your home. Just make sure you continue to give him enough "free time" or he will get bored and start screaming/destroying even more.

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I believe he is a turk green cheek... Zach my GCC calls for me when I leave the room but I just whistle back a few times then stop... My cockatiel does the same thing... But mine are just doing little contact calls not screaming ... Just try giving him a few contact calls and see if he settles down a bit.
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Okay, i will try that, I live in an apartment so I have to be careful with him. But so far nothing. It isnt really a scream it's more of like a loud wine haha which i guess is a contact call. I Love him to death so!! hahaha
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If you think it is a contact call then just try to mimic it back...lol
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is there a video of one, I have no clue what the difference between the two is.
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