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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-05-2013, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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I have a rb2/galah he will be 2yrs old in april i got him when he was 9wks old he has never been over friendly with anyone in my house but me. Hes very chatty but in last couple of months hes become quite noisey even more than he was before just screaming for no apparent reason but if i put him in my bedroom hes quiet. I dont like taking him away from the family but sometimes its just too much when he wont stop. Please could someone advise me of anything i can do.
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sounds like he is testing his boundaries my grey would scream at times and when he does he does not get any attention but when he is quiet and behaved he gets to be with us you need to show him he does not get what he wants unless he is quiet .when he is quiet give him attention

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I have been doing that but as soon as i turn away from him after giving him tonnes of kisses and endless chat he starts its like he wants to be with me all the time but thats just not possible he starts to bite if he gets bored when he out of cage too and if i put him down so he dont bite me he will fly to me for kisses then bite me.
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dusty flys to me every time i leave the room he has also bite me to. his cage is in my daughters room so when he does this biting or gets to loud he goes back to his cage and stays for a little while. he probably does want to be with you all the time that is what dusty wants but i have 3 kids and other animals so i have set a schudle each day at a certain time he gets out to play and be with me as long as he is behaved then he goes back in his cage or seats on top of his cage to play with his other toys. i know it is hard but if you give him what he wants every time he flys to you he will continue to do it thank of them as 2 year olds would you give a 2 year old child anything they want when they do not behave no you would have rules that is what they need rules i hope i am making sense to you

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Yes you are making total sense i also have 3 kids and other animals. I will just have to stop giving in to him im too soft but hes so cute and cuddly but i get what your saying i dont want him turning into a spoilt brat. Thanks again you have really opened my eyes to my mistakes.
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he is probably reaching maturity!
he is in the terrible 2 stage where he discovers his voice

dont respond to his screaming... he is a cockatoo after all!


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Re: rb2

Sydney is being a brat lately too and hes about the same age.

It's less likely to be hormones as they mature at around 4yrs old.

In Sydney's case he has been out less lately and there have been some foster birds come and go so his whole routine is out of wack and his space has been invaded.

They may be the most independent toos but they are still quite emotional.

I would try to get to the root of the problem. It's rarely the bird it's always something external like a change in the house, someones appearance, routine etc.

Being firm (but not scary) with any nipping.

As for the screaming, personally I find deflection works well but often ignoring does to. I don't reward him with toys or attention obviously but occasionally I put the TV on and ignore him while at the same time he is distracted with it.

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Don’t reinforce the screaming, instead, when he is quiet, go and sit with him, or get him out, praise him, give him a treat, or a toy. When we respond to screaming, this is only going to further the problem, rather than extinguish it all together.

We have a Galah also who I adopted when he was around 4 months old, he would be over 2 years old now, and he used to scream on and off a fair bit at first, but now he rarely ever screams, only when he is excited or while playing with toys.
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I agree with the others. I would get him out for being quiet and reward his good behaviour but once he starts screaming put him back. I'm sure he'll soon pick it up

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